Working in partnership with the Pike River families
Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa — Pike River Recovery Agency is focused on developing a plan to safely re-enter the Pike River mine drift, to give the Pike River families closure, to promote accountability for this tragedy and to help prevent future mining tragedies.
The Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Hon Andrew Little has decided the re-entry option recommended by Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau Mā Iwa - Pike River Recovery Agency, using the existing access tunnel, is the safest option.
(Thursday 25 October, 9am)
The Pike River Recovery Agency is this morning undertaking an emergency response exercise at the mine site. In order to simulate our situation, we have enlisted the assistance of local emergency services.