27 Jun 2019

Pike families demand investigation into recovery operation

From Morning Report, 7:47 am on 27 June 2019

The families of the Pike River miners are demanding an independent investigation into the rescue and recovery operation.

They are saying the police have denied for months the existence of crucial 'black box' data that could reveal what happened between the first and second explosion that killed 29 men.

They found out from the Pike River Recovery Agency the 'black box' data exists.

The agency's chief executive, Dave Gawn, talks to Susie Ferguson.