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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...

Pike River miners reach rocs plu

New borehole to Pike River goaf

A new borehole into the Pike River goaf has been touted by NZ Police as a means for gathering additional evidence into the ill-fated Pike River disaster where 29 miners lost their lives. In a...

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Pike River recovery on track

The Pike River Recovery Team will likely reach another milestone before Christmas as the team prepares to tunnel through a Rocsil plug as families grieve the ten year anniversary of the disaster. The...

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Pike River mine latest news

The Pike River Recovery Agency has released a video update about the Agency’s operations with Chief Operating Officer Dinghy Pattinson and Chief Executive Dave Gawn. In the Video, Dinghy...

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Major milestone reached in Pike River Re-entry

The Pike River mine recovery team has reached a critical milestone in their search for answers on the Pike River Mine Disaster that saw 29 miners perish in 2010. This week the recovery team reached...

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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Underground workers withdrawn from Pike River Mine

Underground workers have been withdrawn from the Pike River Mine after samples returned positive for the presence of carcinogens.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

AMSJ April 2022