After a delayed start to proceedings due to flight disruptions, Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa — Pike River Recovery Agency launched today in Greymouth.

Thanks to mana whenua Ngāti Waewae for leading the pōwhiri and for blessing our Tainui Street office; and to the local community for their warm welcome.

We were privileged to hear from Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry, Hon Andrew Little, and representatives of the Pike River families at the event.

Thanks to all involved for making sure our first day was a great one. 

Read the Minister’s media release(external link)

Visit our Twitter page(external link) to view some pictures from the event