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End Of Drift A Milestone On Path To Justice - Pike Families

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 12:04 pm | Stand With Pike

For Pike River families reaching the end of the Pike River drift is a bittersweet moment that opens the door to criminal investigation of the deaths of their loved ones, but also marks the closest point they will come to recovering their remains. ... More >>

“Now We Are Here” - Pike Families

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 4:35 pm | Stand With Pike

Pike River Families have welcomed the recovery milestone that is pit bottom in stone - a series of side tunnels 1900 meters into the drift that contain critical evidence and have not been seen since the day of the explosion in November 2010. Pike River ... More >>

“This Is Now Very Real” - Pike Families

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 3:55 pm | Stand With Pike

The removal of a 20 tonne loader that has blocked the Pike River drift since the day the mine exploded marks the start of the forensic recovery of a crime scene that has been locked away for ten years. Russell Smith was driving the loader when the ... More >>

Robot Recovery Brings Us One Step Closer To Truth - Pike Families

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 7:21 pm | Stand With Pike

The second military robot to be sent into the Pike River drift in the days after the explosion has been recovered by the reentry team. The robot was lost in the drift on November 24 2010 - just five days after the mine exploded. Pike River widow Anna ... More >>

Pike River families welcome green light on drift recovery

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:52 am | Stand With Pike

After months of careful assessment, Worksafe will today announce that they are giving reentry of the Pike River drift a green light. The move allows the 170m seal to be breached and the forensic investigation of the entire drift to begin. More >>

Pike families to visit 170m drift seal

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 2:25 pm | Stand With Pike

Tomorrow 30 Pike River family members will travel the furthest into the Pike River drift they have ever been allowed. More >>

Release of Police Pike documents and call for Inquiry

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 4:29 pm | Stand With Pike

The documents include notes about failures to maintain chain of evidence. This is immensely concerning given the loss of potentially crucial evidence in the form of an electrical cabinet. More >>

Pike families shocked by missing evidence

Sunday, 17 February 2019, 6:22 pm | Stand With Pike

Pike River families are shocked that vital evidence was lost during the initial investigation of the Pike River mine explosion. More >>

We’re in!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 8:45 am | Stand With Pike

The coalition government’s decision to recover the Pike River Drift is an historic moment for truth and justice for all New Zealanders. More >>

Pike River is still unfinished business

Monday, 20 August 2018, 9:10 am | Stand With Pike

Pike River families are horrified by Peter Whittal’s refusal to acknowledge any guilt for the deaths of 29 men, but will continue to fight for truth and justice as the drift is re-entered and more evidence is gathered. More >>

Portal walk marks new chapter in Pike story

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:14 pm | Stand With Pike

Today Pike River families walked further into the mine’s drift than they have ever been allowed to. More >>

It’s finally real! - Pike Families

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:52 pm | Stand With Pike

Pike River families are stoked with the opening of the Pike River Recovery Agency office. More >>

Pike Families Welcome Agency CE Appointment

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 12:03 pm | Stand With Pike

Pike River families are welcoming the appointment of Major General Dave Gawn to the role of Chief Executive to e Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa - the Pike River Recovery Agency. More >>

Supreme Court decision one more step towards truth

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:12 pm | Stand With Pike

Pike River families are ecstatic that the Supreme Court has today agreed with them that government Ministry MBIE acted against the law when it secretly bargained to allow Pike River CE Peter Whittle to make a cash payment to avoid facing any charges ... More >>

Pike agency a huge step forward

Monday, 20 November 2017, 4:38 pm | Stand With Pike

Pike River families warmly welcome the creation of the new agency for recovering the Pike River drift - Pike River Recovery Agency | Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa. More >>

Election outcome huge win for Pike families

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 2:38 pm | Stand With Pike

Manned re-entry of the Pike River drift is now inevitable with the election result showing government is not possible without parties who have committed to manned re-entry of Pike River. More >>

Pike Families ecstatic over historic political agreement

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:09 pm | Stand With Pike

Pike River families are over the moon with the signing of a cross-party political agreement for an agency to take ownership of Pike River mine and reclaim the drift to recover remains and evidence. More >>

Pike families: "We need answers!"

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 7:59 pm | Stand With Pike

New video shown tonight show the urgent need to recover the drift and secure evidence and remains say Pike RIver family members. More >>

New Pike footage shows urgent need for drift recovery

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 9:58 pm | Stand With Pike

New Pike footage shows urgent need for drift recovery Stand With Pike media release - 18 June 2017 Footage from inside Pike River mine released tonight shows there is an urgent need for answers say Pike River families. Sonya Rockhouse who lost her ... More >>

Pike footage promise not honoured - Pike River families

Friday, 5 May 2017, 8:54 am | Stand With Pike

Pike River families are disappointed the Prime Minister’s claim that all footage taken inside the mine would be released has not been honoured, as the New Zealand Police have only released material already leaked to the media. More >>