The Pike River Mine explosion is the worst modern industrial tragedy to hit New Zealand. Screening on TVONE 9.30pm Tuesday 17th November 2015, THE WOMEN OF PIKE RIVER.
On the 19th November 2010, 29 men were killed in a disaster that should never have happened. A disaster that occurred because of the complete failure by Pike River Coal to follow the most basic work safety standards and an overriding motivation to make money at all costs.
This is the Pike River story that hasn’t been told. It’s a story of courage, fortitude and determination. A documentary that reveals the unrelenting, cruel rollercoaster ride of the mothers, sisters and wives, who were given hope and then kicked-in-the-guts at every turn.
An exceptional story of six exceptional women.