Our work is underpinned by the following principles:

Close partnership with the Pike River families

Working with the families and their experts will play a central role in our processes to plan and implement decisions on the manned re-entry of the Pike River mine drift.

Health and safety comes first

Everyone involved in this process agrees that safety is paramount. A decision about manned re-entry will be based on a technical assessment of the risks and advice that all risks can be reasonably managed.

Transparency and openness

The agency will undertake a publicly transparent and rigorous assessment of the risks and control measures associated with manned re-entry of the drift.

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