Pike River Mine Update

20 December, 2010

The Engineeering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU) represents members in the New Zealand mining sector. This page is updated as new information becomes available:

Redundant miners' Welfare Committee shares out food boxes - 3 News

Blood on the Coal - TV3 "60 Minutes"

Pike River Inquiry: 60 Mins raised big issues, EPMU - 3 News online

Widow of Pike River contractor says govt must help families - RNZ Morning Report

EPMU says Royal Commission needs another voide - RNZ Morning Report

Pike River workers made redundant - RNZ Checkpoint

Families want voice in mine disaster investigations - RNZ

EPMU members meet over Pike River Coal receivership - RNZ Checkpoint

114 Pike River Coal Ltd employees to lose jobs immediately - NZ Herald

Pike River miners to be made redundant - RNZ News

Pike River helpers may never be paid back: Mayor - NZ Herald

Pike River receivership 'cruel blow' - NZ Herald

Pike River Coal to be placed in receivership - 3 News

Pike River: Inspector warned of explosion - NZ Herald

Andrew Little interview about job losses at Pike River mine - TVNZ

Pike River miners set to lose jobs - NZPA

EPMU photographs from National Remembrance Service, Greymouth, 2 December 2010

Pike River Coal workforce to be reduced - Radio New Zealand

Receivership looks on the cards for Pike River Coal - BusinessDay online

Brent Forrester: At the pit face - Sunday

Pike River miners had safety concerns for at least a year - Morning Report

The Panel discusses Pike River mine disaster - Radio New Zealand

EPMU upset Pike River Coal's lawyers called in - NZPA

Andrew Little speaks about mine safety - Campbell Live

EPMU Pike River Miners Families Support Trust

$3.5 million in donations pour in to assist families - NZ Herald

List of messages of support and condolence

Pike River had raised concerns about shortage of inspectors - NZ Herald

Deadly mine blast 'was 100pc avoidable' - Timaru Herald

Pike River: miner had questioned safety - Herald on Sunday

Mine inquiry will be extensive, says lawyer - RNZ News

Inquiry will look at cause, emergency response - NZ Herald

Mother remembers Blair Sims - Dominion Post

A deep probe needed to get all the answers - Fran O'Sullivan in NZ Herald

What went wrong at Pike River mine? - BBC News

Ministers likely to face probe scrutiny - NZ Herald

Kai moana donated for service - Southland Times

Miners are a special people, EPMU - 3 News

EPMU wants inquiry and safety review - RNZ Morning Report

Radio New Zealand News reports on Pike River mine disaster

Govt rejects call to bring back mine inspectors - RNZ News

Mine safety concerns raised in 2008 - 3 News

Officials advised against check inspectos: Minister - NZPA

EPMU submission to DoL 2008 mine safety review

Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson's mine safety review decisions 2009

Union eyes wider inquiry into mine safety - NZPA

EPMU calls for reintroduction of "check inspectors" - Morning Report

2008 report highlighted mine safety issues - 3 News online

Summary of submissions to DoL mine safety review 2008

US mine safety expert David McAteer on the Pike River mine explosion - RNZ Checkpoint

NZ Herald online reports

Stuff.co.nz online reports

Pike River miners - behind the names

Photographs of the 29 men reported killed in the Pike River mine explosion - NZ Herald

"Time to rally round" - EPMU national secretary Andrew Little