Tag - National Government

Pike River explosion had “origins in repealing of regulations”

Robin Hughes, the former chief inspector of coal mines told the Royal Commission into the tragedy today that "The explosion at Pike River mine..had its origins in the repealing of the Coal Mining Act and regulations in 1993." The commission is inquiring into the disaster at the West Coast...

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Green Party attacks government over Pike River mine safety

Photo from inside the Pike River mine showing the 55 metre ladder with no safety platforms.NZ Green party MP Kevin Hague attacked the government over mine safety standards using a photo from inside the Pike River coal mine as evidence. The picture tabled in parliament showed a 55m vertical ladder...

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