Pike River tragedy remembered

Yesterday marked 10 years since the explosions at the Pike River mine on the West Coast took the lives of 29 men.

A special service was conducted to remember those who lost their lives. Included in the service was a minute’s silence at 3.44pm – the moment the first explosion occurred. This was followed by a roll call of the men killed in the disaster.

A total of 114 families and friends made the trip back up to the portal of the mine, deep inside the Paparoa Ranges.

In Wellington, the Pike River 10 Year Anniversary Commemorative Service was held at Parliament.

Pike River Re-entry Minister Andrew Little, Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson and Grey District Council Mayor Tania Gibson were among those attending.

A recovery mission is currently underway, with a team slowly making its way down the 2.3km entry tunnel.

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14 days ago

hi kiwi kids news.
this is Kahu class from Hinds School. we love your work that you do on keeping us informed with the news. shout out to our hard working teachers who are amazing and lots of fun 🙂



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