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Pike River: Witnesses' names withheld
Pike River: Witnesses' names withheld

Many Pike River Mine witnesses who refused to appear at the aborted Peter Whittall trial into his role in the disaster that…

Escape tunnel ordered for underground museum
Escape tunnel ordered for underground museum

The Department of Conservation has to spend $320,000 installing an escape tunnel from its underground…

Govt denies Pike River 'backroom deal'
Govt denies Pike River 'backroom deal'

The Govt denies a $3.41 million payout to Pike River families was a "backroom deal" to ensure charges…

Mining

Diamond shortage: Prices set to rise Diamond shortage: Prices set to rise

Diamonds may be forever, but supplies are fading fast…

Bathurst Resources announces capital raising plan Bathurst Resources announces capital raising plan

Bathurst Resources, which has cut jobs and delayed…

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Govt accused of dodgy Pike River deal
Govt accused of dodgy Pike River deal

Labour is calling for the Government to come clean over why charges against chief executive Peter Whittall were discharged…

Pike River miner's drug-dealing partner avoids jail sentence
Pike River miner's drug-dealing partner avoids jail sentence

A Greymouth hairdresser who admitted a "tail-end Charlie" role in a West Coast drug dealing operation today avoided a jail…

Court action to bring Whittall to trial
Court action to bring Whittall to trial

The Council of Trade Unions has started court action in a bid to bring former Pike River Mine manager Peter Whittall to…

Pike River must pay up: Kiwis
Pike River must pay up: Kiwis

Most Kiwis believe Pike River Coal's shareholders should pay court-ordered compensation for the families of miners killed…

Pike River mine blast

'Derogatory' attacks see offer dumped
'Derogatory' attacks see offer dumped

Former Pike River Coal boss Peter Whittall will not meet with the families of the 29 men who died in…

PM: Whittall case could have been costly

'That's the best we can do.' John Key says a trial against former Pike River boss would've been costly, and the compensation…

'Blood money' offer a bad look - Key

The offer of money made to the Pike River families by the mine's former boss doesn't look good, Prime Minister John Key…

McCready vows to take Whittall to court
McCready vows to take Whittall to court

The man who successfully brought a private prosecution against ACT leader John Banks has vowed to take…

Lawyer: Further prosecution not realistic

A lawyer who acts for the families of those killed in the Pike River Mine disaster says further prosecution against mine…

NZ should hang its head in shame: writer

Author Rebecca Macfie, whose book Tragedy at Pike River Mine looked at why the West Coast disaster happened, said she…

Editorial: Little solace for families of Pike River mine victims

Judge Jane Farish was doubtless on the mark when she said yesterday that the likelihood of a prosecution of Peter Whittall…

Pike payout 'blood money'
Pike payout 'blood money'

Stunned anger greeted today's dropping of all charges against former Pike River Coal boss Peter Whittall…

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National

Kidnap accused still at large
Kidnap accused still at large

A suspected kidnapper who escaped police custody in Auckland on Wednesday is still at large. Brett Makiri, 23 was arrested…

Crowds flock to remember fallen
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