Tag Archives: New Zealand Mine Disaster 2010

Pike River Mine in Receivership

The company at the centre of last month’s deadly mine explosions in New Zealand has been dealt another blow as it was placed in receivership. Pike River Coal says it is in a precarious financial position and is unlikely to

NZ Mine: Bodies Still Not Recovered

The future of the New Zealand colliery where 29 men died last month remains unclear, as the mine operators said there was no immediate hope of recovering the bodies and they would soon lay off staff. The police who had

Fourth Blast at Pike River Mine

A fourth underground explosion has rocked the Pike River Mine in New Zealand’s south island, where 29 miners earlier perished. Police say there were no injuries when the gas explosion occurred just before 2:00pm local time on Sunday.

NZ in Mourning after 2nd Mine Blast

Video Report: New Zealand’s prime minister John Key says the Pike River mine explosion is a national tragedy.

Rescuers Drill Hole at NZ Mine

Video Report: Rescuers try to get a better idea of what’s happening underground at the mine where 29 men are trapped.

27 Miners Missing in NZ Mine Blast

A rescue team preparing to search for 27 men trapped inside a collapsed West Coast mine are still assessing the safety of conditions inside the mine. The rescue team was trying to make sure the vents were clear as there