22 May 2019

Families elated as Pike River mine was re-entered yesterday

From First Up, 5:23 am on 22 May 2019

There were cheers - and some tears - as the Pike River mine was re-entered yesterday, nearly nine years after disaster struck. 29 men headed out to work on the 19th of November 2010, and didn't return home, after several explosions in the mine. Yesterday the concrete seal near the entrance to the mine was removed - and three men entered the drift. After the families that had gathered there spoke to the waiting media about how they found the day.