14 Nov 2018

Pike River re-entry announcement expected

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 14 November 2018

In breaking news this morning a manned re-entry into the Pike River mine drift will go ahead. It comes nearly eight years to the day that 29 men died in the 2010 explosion on the West Coast coal mine. Family and loved ones of the the 29 are gathered at Parliament to hear the details of the decision of the minister responsible for the re-entry project, Andrew Little. Our reporter Craig McCulloch is standing by.