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Underground Workers Withdrawn

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 12:15 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

Underground workers have been withdrawn from the Pike River Mine after samples returned positive for the presence of carcinogens. Chief Operating Officer Dinghy Pattinson says the team working underground recently encountered an unusual substance on the ... More >>

Loader Driven By Russell Smith Recovered

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 3:57 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

A loader driven by former miner Russell Smith at the time of the Pike River Mine explosion has now been recovered from 1581m up the 2.3km drift access tunnel. The recovery of the loader went smoothly and to plan. Pike River families were able to ... More >>

Further Robots Recovered

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:04 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

Two robots were recovered this week from the Pike River Mine drift access tunnel. A second army robot recovered 944m up the drift is a Wheelbarrow Revolution MK8 which went in prior to the 2010 second explosion, as part of the recovery operation at ... More >>

Missing letter found during 170m barrier removal

Friday, 10 January 2020, 3:01 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

The “missing letter” left by a NZ Mines Rescue team at the Pike River Mine drift 170m barrier in 2011 has finally been found. More >>

Pike River team steps through 170m barrier

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 4:05 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

A team has stepped through the 170m barrier into the Pike River Mine drift today for the first time since the barrier was established by the New Zealand Mines Rescue Service in 2011. More >>

Foam plug installed successfully in Pike River Mine drift

Monday, 4 November 2019, 4:19 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

A remote ventilation (foam) plug has been physically installed in the Pike River Mine drift approximately 26m short of the roof fall. Pike River Recovery Agency Chief Executive Dave Gawn says the complex operation carried out over several days involved ... More >>

Emotional visit to 170m barrier

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 3:47 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

Twenty-five family members of the Pike 29 miners went underground to the 170m barrier today, an emotional first for many, Chief Operating Officer Dinghy Pattinson says. More >>

Pike River Mine 30m - 170m drift examined

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 9:12 am | Pike River Recovery Agency

The 30 – 170m area in the Pike River Mine drift has now undergone a forensic search by the Agency mining team, with the support and oversight of the New Zealand Police. More >>

Drilling and equipment contracts finalised

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 11:10 am | Pike River Recovery Agency

The drilling programme started recently, with the first of three new boreholes that will be used for gas monitoring drilled through into the drift access tunnel about 1400m from the portal a couple of weeks ago. More >>

Agency recruiting new staff

Monday, 7 January 2019, 2:43 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa – Pike River Recovery Agency is looking for an Electrical Technician who puts safety first, is able to quickly build strong working relationships based on trust and transparency, and can contribute to and complete ... More >>

Nitrogen plant started up at Pike River Mine

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:02 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

The nitrogen-producing plant crucial to the safe re-entry and recovery of the Pike River Mine was yesterday started up for the first time. More >>

Nitrogen plant arrives at Pike River Mine site

Monday, 1 October 2018, 4:25 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

Eight containers holding various components making up a nitrogen plant required for the Pike River Mine re-entry arrived at the mine site today. More >>

No “showstoppers” in first stage risk assessment process

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 3:28 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

No “showstoppers” in first stage risk assessment process 20 September 2018 The rigorous process to look at the risks around the three re-entry options being considered for the Pike River Mine has turned up no “showstoppers”, Pike River Recovery ... More >>

Pike River Recovery Agency risk assesses three options

Monday, 10 September 2018, 10:41 am | Pike River Recovery Agency

Technical mining experts gather in Greymouth for the next two weeks to look at risks involved in each of the three re-entry options the Pike River Recovery Agency is investigating for the Pike River Mine. More >>

Five new mining staff sought

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 10:08 am | Pike River Recovery Agency

Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa Pike River Recovery Agency is advertising for five new mining staff to assist with the re-entry and recovery of the Pike River Mine drift access tunnel. More >>

Pike River Recovery Agency secures nitrogen plant

Friday, 17 August 2018, 9:41 am | Pike River Recovery Agency

Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa Pike River Recovery Agency has hired a nitrogen plant that should be up and running at the Pike River Mine site at the start of October. More >>

Pike River Recovery Agency starts risk assessments

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 9:45 am | Pike River Recovery Agency

On 19 July 2018 the Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-Entry, Andrew Little, signed off the Agency’s baseline Concept Plan as the basis for further detailed planning and preparatory work on required equipment and infrastructure. More >>

Partnership signed with Pike River family representative

Friday, 27 July 2018, 10:58 am | Pike River Recovery Agency

Anna Osborne and Dave Gawn signing the partnership agreement between Pike River Recovery Agency and the Family Reference Group. More >>

Minister signs off Mine re-entry Concept Plan

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 6:22 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little has signed off the Pike River Recovery Agency’s Concept Plan outlining three re-entry options. More >>

New tunnel option for Pike River Mine re-entry

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:14 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

New tunnel option for Pike River Mine re-entry 14 June 2018 Creating a new small tunnel into the Pike River Mine drift is one of three re-entry scenarios which have been investigated by technical experts in Greymouth over the past two days. The Pike ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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