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From the Vault – New Zealand's Deadliest Disasters: Pike River Mine Disaster

  • Thursday 1 Mar

G Daniel Rockhouse was one of only two survivors of the November 2010 Pike River mine disaster. Filmed less than five months after the tragedy, this Sunday interview footage sees him reflect on events that resulted in the deaths of 29 of his workmates, including his brother. Following a series of methane explosions, Rockhouse dragged colleague Russell Smith a kilometre through noxious gas to safety. In 2015, he was awarded the NZ Bravery Medal.

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New Zealand's Deadliest Disasters: Pike River Mine Disaster
  • Thursday 1 Mar
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