Leah Panapa: 'This is good for the families, this is what they wanted'

Night Talk 14/11/2018
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Night Talk: Leah Panapa opening comments, Wednesday 14th November 2018.

Tonight: Congratulations to Andrew Little for his Pike River announcement today. What do you make of the details to re-enter Pike River Mine?

The Government's decision to re-enter the Pike River mine to gather more evidence about the 2010 disaster has been welcomed by families of the victims. 

Anna Osborne, widow of Pike River miner Milton Osborne who died in the November 2010 West Coast explosion, said it's "a fantastic day for the Pike River families". 

"This has been eight years in the making, and we fought really hard to get to where we are today. We have the coalition Government to thank for that, as well as the very competent staff that the Pike River Recovery Agency have employed."

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