The Herald reports:
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says he remains committed to being the first person to re-enter Pike River Mine.
“I said I’d be happy to join the first team going back in, and I still am, were I to be asked,” he told the Herald in a statement.
But this is very unlikely to eventuate after Pike River Re-entry Minister Andrew Little said the first person into the mine would be “an experienced, trained professional”.
I say Little should let Winston be the first to enter. Pay for him to get the training of necessary. What’s a few hundred more dollars on top of the $35 million.