14 Feb 2011

Still no date for Pike mine handover to receivers

6:06 pm on 14 February 2011

A hand-over date of the recovery operation at the Pike River coal mine to receivers, is still not known.

John Fisk, from PricewaterhouseCoopers, says that although there was speculation the hand-over would be this Friday, this is not a date the receivers have set.

However, Mr Fisk says meetings this week may lead to an agreement on when PricewaterhouseCoopers will take over.

A number of issues concerning access need to be worked through, before any decision can be made, he says.