Not all mothers welcome Pike River re-entry decision as a ‘victory for families’

Point of Order

The headline at Stuff – playing on emotions that have been running high for years on the West Coast – highlighted a “victory for families and the little people”. 

The headline quote was provided by “an elated Anna Osborne” after the Government gave the all-clear for a $23 million manned re-entry into Pike River Mine, where 29 men died in an explosion eight years ago.

The aim of re-entry, as the Stuff report explained, is to gather any evidence of what might have caused the methane explosion (which implies there can be no certainty the evidence will be found).

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at

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