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Pike River survivor awarded for bravery
Pike River survivor awarded for bravery

Pike River Mine survivor Daniel Rockhouse says he was humbled to accept an award for bravery at an investiture ceremony…

Court to look at charges over deaths
Court to look at charges over deaths

A judicial review will be held in the High Court at Wellington next month into the Crown's decision…

Pike River should become 'Great Walk'
Pike River should become 'Great Walk'

The Government has ordered a feasibility study into a new ‘great walk’ from the Pike River Mine site…

Mining

Debt warning for Oz borrowers Debt warning for Oz borrowers

The Reserve Bank of Australia is warning borrowers…

Australia's unambitious tax misses the mark Australia's unambitious tax misses the mark

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has found a…

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Smith begins talks on Pike River plans
Smith begins talks on Pike River plans

Government Minister Nick Smith has started discussions on what to do with the Pike River mine site.

Pike families let final hopes fade
Pike families let final hopes fade

Families of 29 dead mine workers have finally conceded that the men's bodies will never be recovered from the Pike River…

Pike River: 'It's unjust and so unfair'
Pike River: 'It's unjust and so unfair'

Four years, a thousand tears and $5.2 million later, the Pike River Mine re-entry plan has been finally abandoned.

PM: Solid 'did everything they could'
PM: Solid 'did everything they could'

Prime Minister John Key says Solid Energy "did everything they possibly could" to recover the bodies of 29 miners at Pike…

Pike River mine blast

Is not re-entering Pike River Mine the right decision?
Is not re-entering Pike River Mine the right decision?

Solid Energy has announced it will not re-enter the Pike River Mine drift because the company considers…

Solid removes key re-entry tool

Solid Energy is withdrawing its nitrogen machine - a key tool in the Pike River re-entry hopes - from the mine site and…

Pike River re-entry decision delayed

Solid Energy has delayed making a decision on whether to go ahead with the re-entry of the Pike River Mine drift after consulting…

Pike River had 'worst of everything'

The Pike River Mine tragedy will go down as a lesson in "what can go wrong when everything's wrong", according to one of…

Rodney Hide: Pike River super-caution admirable
Rodney Hide: Pike River super-caution admirable

The election's over and we are now back complaining and telling everyone else their job. We're good…

'I'll fight to my last breath'

Dean Dunbar has vowed to "fight to my last breath" to ensure his son's remains are recovered from the Pike River Mine.

Pike River mine entered last month

The mines inspectorate entered the Pike River Mine for the first time a month ago, papers released under the Official Information…

Editorial: Kinder to let Pike River become tomb

For nearly a year, it turns out, the Pike River mine could have been made safe to enter.

Pike River owner's wait to enter mine

Solid Energy says it is still evaluating the “potentially fatal risks” of re-entering the Pike River mine, but it is aiming…

Pike River 'safe' to enter, papers show
Pike River 'safe' to enter, papers show

Pike River families say it's 'heartbreaking' Solid Energy has known for nearly a year the main entrance…

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National

Missing tramper found
Missing tramper found

A 61-year-old tramper is missing near Tongariro National Park after he failed to return from a short walk earlier today.

Four climbers missing in Southern Alps
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New home for rare takahe
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Accidents

Road deaths: The impact of tragedy
Road deaths: The impact of tragedy

Two weeks ago, 11 people died on the roads in one weekend. Simon Plumb looks at the impact these tragedies have had on those…

'It'll take years to get over loss'
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Vehicle rolls down bank
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