Pike River mine tragedy - Greymouth - West Coast
19 November 2010, 3.44pm
We so wanted our 29 miners to walk out of the mine. We so wanted to fly our NZ flag at the top, but it's at half-mast.
Our thoughts are with the miners, their families, their friends, their colleagues, their neighbours, the West Coast community and NZ. Such a sad sad time...
Our miners: Conrad Adams, 43 (Greymouth), Malcolm Campbell, 25 (Greymouth - Scottish), Glen Cruse, 35 (Cobden), Allan Dixon, 59 (Rununga),
Zen Drew, 21 (Greymouth), Christopher Duggan, 31 (Greymouth), Joseph Dunbar, 17 (Greymouth), John Hale, 45 (Ruatapu), Daniel Herk, 36 (Rununga), David Hoggart, 33 (Foxton), Richard Holling, 41 (Blackball), Andrew Hurren, 32 (Greymouth), Jacobus 'Koos' Jonker, 47 (Coben - South African), William Joynson, 49 (Dunollie - Australian), Riki Keane, 28 (Greymouth), Terry Kitchin, 41 (Runanga), Samuel Mackie, 26 (Greymouth), Francis Marden, 42 (Runanga), Michael Monk, 23 (Greymouth), Stuart Mudge, 31 (Rununga), Kane Nieper, 33 (Greymouth), Peter O'Neill, 55 (Rununga), Milton Osborne, 54 (Ngahere), Brendan Palmer, 27 (Cobden), Benjamin Rockhouse, 21 (Greymouth), Peter Rodger, 40 (Greymouth - British), Blair Sims, 28 (Greymouth), Joshua Ufer 25 (Australia), Keith Valli, 62 (Winton).
The Speculator would like to offer the Devonport community a place to share their condolences with the residents of Greymouth and the other small towns affected by this terrible tragedy.