Statement from Dean Dunbar
17 December 2013
Dean Dunbar, father of Joseph Dunbar,
the youngest of the miners killed in the Pike River mine,
says he is absolutely gutted that Peter Whitall is now
refusing to meet with him and his family.
says “Peter, you reached out and offered to meet with
families. Some of us accepted your offer as we have
questions that may bring some sort of understanding and
perhaps a bit of peace.”
“Surely you didn’t expect
all to attend due to many living overseas, and some
understandably unwilling. If you and the Pike Directors
truly need, or want, to meet with us Peter, please don’t
dictate how many can be there.”
“If you’re as
sincere as I hope you are, don’t leave us in a dark hole
of uncertainty and please re-consider meeting those willing.
It is not an easy thing for us, but something which some of
us feel we must
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