Private memorial for Pike River anniversary

The second anniversary of the Pike River Mine disaster will be marked in private, at the mine portal.

About 120 family members of the 29 victims have indicated they want to head to the mine site, near Atarau, on November 19.

Spokesman for some families Bernie Monk said they would travel by buses, have lunch near the mine, and gather outside the mine portal at the time of the blast, 3.44pm.

The families met last night for the first time since the Royal Commission released its report on Monday, and Mr Monk said the general feeling was the findings were "as hard as we wanted".


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