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Pike mine blast rings on in PM's ears
Pike mine blast rings on in PM's ears

It started well enough, but John Key left Greymouth with a heartfelt plea from the widow of one of the 29 dead Pike River…

Pike River families confront John Key
Pike River families confront John Key

Prime Minister John Key stopped to talk to the Pike River families at a silent protest today.

Dave Dobbyn's Pike River tribute (+audio)
Dave Dobbyn's Pike River tribute (+audio)

Dave Dobbyn's touching tribute to the victims of the Pike River disaster has been released. Called…

Pike River: Whittall returns to Australia
Pike River: Whittall returns to Australia

Former Pike River Coal chief executive Peter Whittall has returned home permanently to Australia.

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 coal museum at Denniston…

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 against Peter Whittall…

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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…

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

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

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

'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

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

Lawyer: Further prosecution not realistic
Lawyer: Further prosecution not realistic

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

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