Pike River wind down about to start

An Otago Daily Times article.

The withdrawal from the Pike River Mine is expected to begin next week, at the end of the Government’s $61million re-entry commitment.

The Pike River Recovery Agency informed the families of the 29 victims of the 2010 disaster of the move late last week.

Chief executive Dave Gawn said agency staff were working with police on examining the final part of the underground work, checking the roadways at the area known as “pit bottom in stone”, near the end of the drift, which led into the mine workings where the 29 were caught at the time of the explosions.

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