The National Government has rejected Andrew Little’s Bill to help gain re-entry to the Pike River drift…

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Government rejects justice and respect for the 29 Pike River dead.

Government rejects justice for Pike River dead
Stand With Pike media release – 7 February 2017

The Government’s rejection of Andrew Little’s bill to help gain safe re-entry to the Pike River drift is disappointing, say Pike River families.

“Andrew has been incredibly supportive of our fight for justice and we welcome his efforts to bring that justice closer,” says Anna Osborne, whose husband Milton was killed at Pike River.

“We’re disappointed the Government has turned down the chance to remove barriers to safe re-entry of the drift.

“Getting into the drift could reveal what killed our boys and help prevent similar disasters elsewhere.

“I want to be clear, we’re not talking about re-entering the mine. We’re talking about the drift – a 2.3km tunnel through solid rock that leads to the mine. International…

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