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Coal miner John Pattinson died reading his Bible.
The agency reached the roof fall, 2.260km up the drift access tunnel, on Tuesday.
Victims families' scathing attack on company "greed" - "Pike put production over safety".
The families of the Pike River miners say it's been a long 10 years.
On the 10th anniversary of Pike River, a widow's extraordinary bond with her son.
Cloe Nieper's husband Kane was one of 29 men killed in the Pike River Mine. 10 years on the losses still cut deep. Video / Brett Phibbs
The men who died at Pike River Mine are remembered at a memorial garden near Atarau, 12 kilometres from the mine's portal. Video / Brett Phibbs
Recovery mission has reached critical point underground.
Team reaches area that provides best chance of finding clues about what caused explosion.
Underground workers have been withdrawn after the samples returned positive.
Admission there's a low chance of recovering remains is a broken promise, says National.
COMMENT: Labour's disgrace - they took a tragedy, saw a political gap, and leapt on it.
Recovery agency unsure how much longer operation can continue on current $36m funding.
"Let them rest in peace. They're not lost, we know where they are." - Marion Curtin.
NZ 2010-2019: Quakes, hatred and a tragedy in the mine. But also, new life and new hope.
The team have ventured further than ever before since the barrier was established in 2011.
Nash rejects claims authorities' response to the eruption was comparable to Pike River
PM Jacinda Ardern joins Pike River victims' families in a minute's silence to commemorative 10 years since the tragedy that killed 29 workers.
Advertising Standards Authority dismisses complaint from Andrew Little about Nick Smith.
Focus Live Earlier: 'Lots of tears' new pictures as Pike river families enter mine drift.
Pike families enter the drift up to 170m barrier on an emotional day.
COMMENT: Safety is the bottom line - for the families, the agency and this government.
The Government is seeking feedback on how to make workplace plant and structures safer.
'It's beggars belief the Police never looked at Scada beyond the first blast.'
Slow progress as experts comb mine where 29 men died in November 2010 disaster.
No one has been back into the mine since November 2010 since the explosion.