13 Mar 2019

Pike River mine re-entry set for May

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 13 March 2019

After waiting more than eight years, Pike River families have finally been given a date when an attempt will be made to re-enter the mine where 29 men were killed in a huge explosion. The minister in charge of the recovery operation, Andrew Little, told a news conference on Tuesday the re-entry's scheduled for May 3. Dave Gawn is the chief executive of the Pike Recovery Agency, and speaks to Susie Ferguson.