Pike River Mine – What went wrong?

The tragic events of the last seven days, culminating in yesterday’s horrifying explosion at the Pike River mine and the loss of twenty nine very much loved men, will stand as a black day in New Zealand’s history for many years to come. We’d like to pass on our deepest condolences to the families of…

100% Pure? Not The Air Of Invercargill

A South Island respiratory specialist Dr Roland Meyer has linked a “terrible increase” in respirable problems in the city of  Invercargill to poor air quality. Apparently air quality standards have been breached 17 times this year, which is thrice the number of breaches in 2009. SCOT MACKAY, writing for the Southland times An alarming rise…