4 Dec 2019

Pike re-entry possible by Christmas

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 4 December 2019

A recovery team could start exploring deep inside the entry tunnel to the Pike River mine by Christmas.

It comes after Worksafe signed off on the Pike River Recovery Agency's plan, as they work to figure out what caused the explosion in 2010.

The plan involves getting as far as 2-point-3-kilometres inside the tunnel in a search for the bodies of the 29 men who died.

Conan Young reports.