It cost $290million to develop but almost five years after it
was ripped apart by a deadly explosion, bit by bit the Pike
River Mine site has been dismantled as the Department of
Conservation waits in the wings ready to resume ownership of
A West Coast farmer who stood
trial in March for his part in the starvation and death of
nearly 800 cows has been found guilty, in a reserved judgment
released to the Ministry of Primary Industries today.