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Pike River recovery team continues prep for re-entry

The Pike River recovery team have continued their preparations for re-entry to recover the bodies of 29 miners trapped in an explosion in 2010. This week a number of team members undertook training...

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Nitrogen plant fires up at Pike River

The nitrogen-producing plant crucial to the safe re-entry and recovery of the Pike River Mine was started up last week for the first time last week ahead of the re-entry to recover the bodies of the...

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Re-entry to Pike River Mine to recover 29 bodies

Bringing home the boys from Pike River mine Re-entry to Pike River Mine in the NZ to recover the bodies of 29 miners, who perished in a mine explosion in November 2010, is likely to occur before...

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Pike River families want their loved ones back

Years after the Pike River mines disaster, the families of Pike River miners have petitioned the new New Zealand Prime Minister to recover the bodies of their loved ones. Their spokesperson said...

Don’t hold your breath

Food, clothing and shelter may be the basic needs of human kind, but they pale in comparison to our most essential need of all; the need to breath, writes Tracey Mackay. Clean air is vital to our...

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Around the world

1 CHINA An explosion at a coal mine in China’s south-west killed 28 miners in May. Local media reported that 81 miners were rescued and 18 were taken to hospital after the blast at the Taozigou Mine...

Re-entering Pike River

Geoffrey Nugent, Darren Brady, David Cliff and Seamus Devlin from Queensland Mines Rescue Service discuss how they developed the emergency guidelines and practical software that was deployed in the...

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