Families of the Pike River Coal victims say the receivers are more concerned with selling the mine than recovering the bodies of those killed in the disaster.
Solid Energy’s bid for the devastated Pike River Coal mine has come with a warning from the company that is prepared to spend up to $100 million drawing up plans for the project and it could cost hundreds of millions more to mine.
The people of Greymouth are “tickled pink”, according to Mayor Tony Kokshoorn, about the impending visit of Prince William.
Pike River Coal receivers have announced they have resumed control of the mine stabilisation at the underground mine where 29 men were killed in November.
The sister of one of the Pike River mine victims has questioned why the families were given hope of a rescue following the first explosion, after an inquest yesterday found they would have died within minutes.
Death certificates will be issued to the families of the Pike River underground coal victims, following an inquest into the tragedy today.
The Pike River inquest has been told that the 29 workers most likely died within three to five minutes of the initial explosion inside the mine.
Twenty people have been killed and a further six injured following a mine explosion in north east Colombia.
The inquest into the explosions that killed 29 men inside the Pike River coal mine will begin today.
The families of the Pike River coal victims have been shown footage from inside the mine.
Daniel Rodriguez, “the voice that consoled a nation” delivered a moving performance for the victims of the Pike River coal tragedy at the weekend.
A mining expert says the Pike River Coal tragedy could have been avoided, if New Zealand still used a mining inspector program it threw out years ago.
A free concert will be performed this weekend for the family and friends of the 29 Pike River victims.
Police in charge of the Pike River coal disaster say they will release documents explaining the decision to abandon their efforts, according to a lawyer for the families.
The relatives of the 29 men who were killed inside the Pike River coal mine last year say they are excited by the new decision not to immediately seal the mine.
The decision to end the recovery effort for the bodies inside the Pike River coal mine has left families of the 29 men gutted.
Police will make a major annoucement regarding developments at the Pike River coal mine.
The fire at the Pike River Coal mine, where 29 men perished last month, appears to be going out, according the CEO Peter Whittall.