Pike River re-entry to be finished in six months, agency boss says

A Stuff article.

More than a decade on from the disaster, the Pike River mine re-entry will be completed and the mine handed over to the Department of Conservation (DOC) by June, the agency’s boss estimates.

Pike River Recovery Agency chief executive Dave Gawn said he expected re-entry and forensic work in the mine’s access tunnel will take another three months, followed by another three months of clean-up at the mine site.

It will then be handed over to DOC to be included as part of a new Great Walk.

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