5:00 PM.Video footage of mine explosion is released, Australian mine expert on Pike River rescue effort, MPs send message of support to families of trapped miners, and long-time ACC employee accused of… Read moreAudio
5:07 PM.Another Defence Force robot has arrived on the West Coast, to help with the rescue of 29 coal miners trapped underground. It's hoped it will provide crucial information about whether its safe for a… Read moreAudio
5:12 PM.American mine safety experts are looking at a robot they have for emergencies to see if it is suitable to be used here. John Urosek is the chief of mine emergency operations at the United States'… Read moreAudio
5:19 PM.A former ACC property manager who worked for the corporation for more than 30 years has been charged with bribery and corruption in a case the Serious Fraud Office says is one of most serious its… Read moreAudio
5:41 PM.The Prime Minister might not be speaking to his former minister Pansy Wong, but he says she has no reason to resign as an MP. John Key previously said it was up to Pansy Wong to decide her future but… Read moreAudio
6:14 PM.An American mine safety expert says there are no excuses for mining disasters to still be happening. Davitt McAteer was head of the U.S Mine Safety and Health Administration for eight years from 1993.
6:39 PM.The Pike River coal mine rescue operation is being described as increasingly bleak and grave. Rescuers are still unable to enter the mine where 29 miners have been trapped since the explosion on… Read moreAudio