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Pike River Mine recovery

Authority abandons mine blast victim recovery

A federal agency gave up on removing remains of dozens of workers who died in an underground mining explosion. The Pike River Recovery Agency was officially disbanded on 31 March 2022, and the New...

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Pike River recovers loader

Pike River Recovery Agency released today (30 March 2021) the loader driven by Daniel Rockhouse at the time of the explosion was removed from the A roadway in PBiS last week. Pike River: Mine re...

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Pike River: Mine re-entry team reaches the roof fall

On 17th February 2021, the Pike River Recovery Agency reached the roof fall 2.260km up the drift access tunnel, marking the furthest point into the Pike River Mine that the Agency plans to recover...

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Pike River Mine: Loader, robot and safety

A loader driven by former miner Russell Smith at the time of the Pike River Mine explosion has now been recovered from 1581m up the 2.3km drift access tunnel. The recovery of the loader went smoothly...

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Underground workers withdrawn from Pike River Mine

Underground workers have been withdrawn from the Pike River Mine after samples returned positive for the presence of carcinogens. Pike River Recovery Agency Chief Operating Officer Dinghy Pattinson...

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Pike River recovery team reaches 170m seal

The New Zealand Pike River Recovery team has successfully reached the 170-metre mark as part of the recovery operation of the mine drift. A team this week crossed through the 170-metre seal and...

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Pike River installs foam plug near roof fall

A Rocsil Ventilation plug has been installed at the Pike River mine in preparation for further re-entry to recover the mine’s drift. The ventilation plug will be used to provide a seal in the...

A driftrunner prepares to take families to the 170 metre mark at the Pike River mine drift

Pike River families to enter mine

Families of the 29 miners killed in the Pike River mine disaster will be offered a trip in a drift runner to travel to the 170-metre mark in the mine’s drift. The symbolic move comes after the...

AMSJ April 2022