The miners' last stand
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 7:00p.m.
Last night Campbell Live brought you the story of 12 Cave Creek miners on their way from Greymouth to Wellington to plead for their mine to be saved.
Today they arrived on the steps of parliament with a plan they reckon could save the mine if the government was willing to invest.
Yesterday Solid Energy confirmed the mine would close with the loss of more than 200 jobs on the West Coast, so the miners knew their chances were slim.
They reckoned it would be like Custer’s last stand: No chance, no hope, no quarter given.
Watch the video to see John Sellwood’s report.
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26/09/2012 3:48:51 p.m.
I cannot believe they will let this mine close, but give millions to overseas countries to help them out. What is this Govt trying to prove? Oh that's right, they don't care, they all have the perks they can get and to hell with the working class.
26/09/2012 11:31:06 a.m.
So the govt now has 170,200 jobs to create.............
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