25 October 2001
Though reluctant to engage in
puerile games, Sue Kedgley responds to Nick Smith's
'statement' today titled 'Greens oppose water!':
today I had not seen the e-mail in question. At the time I
had a temporary secretary in my office who responded to the
Ms Kedgley said Nick Smith's efforts were
more of a joke than the original e-mail.
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Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)
Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them.
Finally, yesterday’s announcement by the Ardern government that a new state agency will be set up to assess and plan the manned re-entry to the mine (on a set timetable) goes a long way to meeting the families’ remaining request: that they be enabled, if at all possible, to bury their loved ones. More>>