International mining experts have sent a report to the Government outlining a plan to go further into the Pike River mine where they believe human remains and critical evidence could be found.
An independent advisory group working with the families of the 29 men killed at Pike River in 2010 has just been sent to the Prime Minister, the Pike River Minister, Police, the Department of Labour, and families of the men.
It’s estimated to cost up to $8 million and only take 12 weeks to complete.
Here’s what they say was needed:
- 2017: $23 million
- 2018: $36 million
- 2020: $51 million
- 2021: ?$59 million
- 2022: ????