MEDIA CONFERENCE: Pike River coal mine explosion - 8am today Saturday 20 November, Greymouth

MEDIA CONFERENCE: Pike River coal mine explosion - 8am today Saturday 20 November, Greymouth

National News

Media are invited to attend a news conference at 8am today, Saturday 20 November 2010, at the Greymouth Police Station, Guinness Street, Greymouth.

This update on the situation following yesterday's explosion at the Pike River Coal Mine, 50km north east of Greymouth, will be led by Superintendent Gary Knowles, the Tasman Police District Commander, and Mr Peter Whittall, Pike River Coal chief executive.

No further information will be available until the 0800hrs media conference.

Rescuers are still at the mine site but have so far been unable to get underground or make contact with the miners and contractors trapped inside.

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Kaye Calder
Police Public Affairs
Tel 04 460 2986 or 027 241 6305

Note: Barbara Dunn, Tasman Police District Communications Manager, is in Greymouth and is attending the media conference.
Her contact number is: 027 248 0853.