Senior staff on the Pike River Recovery Agency have detailed the recent progress made in the quest to eventually recovery bodies from the 2010 methane blast at the now mothballed coal mine.
The website said agency staff caught up with MinEx chief executive, who is head of the national health and safety council for New Zealand's extractive industries.
A meeting was also held with Pike River mine independent advisor Rob Fyfe, former chief of Air New Zealand who is considered well versed in risk issues for the recovery attempt of remains of the 29 men who perised in the Pike River mine.
A meeting was also held with the Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-Entry Andrew Little and an update was given to mayors on the West Coast.
Staff members also attended a recent health and safety conference in Wellington.
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