Safety Record of NZ’s Mines is “Third World”

Nicholas Davidson QC, the lawyer for the deceased men of the Pike River Coalmine disaster,  has reportedly said New Zealand has a third world record for safety in its mines. According to a report by Stuff “A report into the Pike River coalmine disaster reveals New Zealand’s “Third World” health and safety record for mining,…

Pike River Mine Would’ve Been Illegal In Australia

Pike River Mine would’ve been illegal in Australia, or in most first world countries for that matter. Ean Higgins, the old-school Australian journalist vilified in New Zealand for asking “difficult questions” at the Pike River disaster press conferences  and called a “tosspot” and “boorish” by Gerry Brownlee, was one of the journalists who managed yesterday…