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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Underground workers withdrawn from Pike River Mine

Underground workers have been withdrawn from the Pike River Mine after samples returned positive for the presence of carcinogens.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...

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Pike River mine continues prep for re-entry

The Pike River Recovery Agency (PRRA) is continuing preparation for re-entry to the mine in early May to recover the drift. 29 miners are believed to have died on or around 19th November 2010...

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Date set for re-entry to Pike River

The New Zealand Government have announced a re-entry date for the Pike River mine. New Zealand Pike River Re-entry Minister Andrew Little says that the 30metre seal will be broken on May 3rd and re...