Pike River fam­i­lies back in Welling­ton for meet­ings

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Pike River fam­i­lies are back in Welling­ton this week for meet­ings with Op­po­si­tion lead­ers, in­clud­ing Labour leader An­drew Lit­tle, NZ First leader Win­ston Peters, and the Green cau­cus. Their re­quest for a meet­ing with Prime Min­is­ter Bill English was turned down. The fam­i­lies will also file papers with the Supreme Court af­ter be­ing granted leave to ap­peal the de­ci­sion to drop charges against for­mer mine boss Peter Whit­tall. Twenty-nine men died when the West Coast coal mine ex­ploded in 2010.

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