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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Key promises families, 'I'll get your boys out!'

Here's John Key, heroically and personally bringing the Pike River miners out of the mine, just as we all believed he would.


Shunda barunda said...

I guess there will be yet another unhealed wound on the West Coast.

The Pike people I know are beyond despair now.

The Paparoas have a large body count, it's a shame that such a beautiful mountain range is becoming defined by death.

Maori have legends about places like that, and one of the most interesting was possibly even witnessed by Thomas Brunner. Apparently he recorded an encounter with a strange apparition at a camp site whilst in the company of a Maori guide. Apparently the local Maori had warned him repeatedly not to stay there.
Guess where the camp site was? at the site of the Brunner coal seam.

robertguyton said...

They've been strung-along, in my view, and that's shameful.

Shunda barunda said...

The Pike river families were very cleverly played by all concerned.

They were given just enough hope to stop them taking further action, dash those hopes, then they'd do it again.

Now that enough time has elapsed, the govt knows it will be much harder for them to gain large scale public support for any public funded body recovery.

Once again, another open wound for the Coast community to deal with.

robertguyton said...

I don't know, Shunda. I think public support for the families is swelling fast, provoked by Key's slippery betrayal.