The bodies of 29 men remain in the West Coast mine following an explosion in November 2010 and experts are looking at the risks involved in re-entry options.
Leaving the exclusive West Coast community will mean they are shunned and will no longer be able to contact the people there.
1 NEWS yesterday revealed the West Coast religious community, which has tax-free charitable status, has applied for millions to set up a health food business.
Gloriavale's application to the $3 billion fund is already on the radar of Shane Jones, Regional Economic Development Minister.
The West Coast community is in mourning after the death of leader Hopeful Christian yesterday. TVNZ1 Sunday's Jehan Casinader analyses what will happen next.
The controversial religious leader died today after a battle with cancer. He spoke with Sunday's Janet McIntyre in this 2007 piece.
Amanda Evans says she's only every seen a positive side during her three all-access visits. Gloriavale: The Return will be available on TVNZ Ondemand this month.
John Ready said "the light came on" that God was not holding him over Hell and threatening him.