Story: Commissions of inquiry

The Pike River mine explosion inquiry

Flame and smoke billow from the Pike River coal mine, near Greymouth. In November 2010, 29 miners died after two methane explosions and a fire in the mine. In this sound file, Prime Minister John Key announces a royal commission of inquiry into the tragedy. Commissions of inquiry are one way of dealing with public concern following such disasters.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Morning report – 2010-11-30/sa-10125-51-pm)

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Alan Simpson, 'Commissions of inquiry - Commissions of inquiry, 1980s to 2011', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/33432/the-pike-river-mine-explosion-inquiry (accessed 29 March 2017)

Story by Alan Simpson, published 20 Jun 2012