Patrick Gower shares emotional moment in Pike River mine

The AM Show 28/08/2018

Eight years after the Pike River mine disaster, the families of the 29 men lost are still waiting to find out exactly what happened.

Newshub national correspondent Patrick Gower has now become to first journalist to set foot inside the mine's drift.

He went into the deadly mine with Pike River families spokesman Bernie Monk, and joined The AM Show on Tuesday to discuss the emotional moment and the plans for re-entry.

The full story will air on Newshub Live at 6pm tonight.

Watch the full interview with Patrick Gower above.

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