Who are the missing Pike River miners? (Photos)
Mon, 22 Nov 2010 6:10p.m.
Police have named the 29 miners trapped inside the Pike River coal mine on the South Island's West Coast.
This is what we know about each of the men:
Conrad John Adams, 43, Greymouth, New Zealand
Deputy at the Pike River coal mine.
Malcolm Campbell, 25, Greymouth, Scotland
From Scotland, engaged to Amanda, a Kiwi. Due to marry her on December 18.
Glen Peter Cruse, 35, Cobden, New Zealand
Allan John Dixon, 59, Rununga, New Zealand
Zen Wodin Drew, 21, Greymouth, New Zealand
His father Laurie says he'd go down himself, if he could: "I'm not scared or nothing."
Christopher Peter Duggan, 31, Greymouth, New Zealand
Joseph Ray Dunbar, 17, Greymouth
Reportedly his first day on the job.
John Leonard Hale, 45, Ruatapu, New Zealand
Daniel Thomas Herk, 36, Rununga, New Zealand
David Mark Hoggart, 33, Foxton, New Zealand
Richard Bennett Holling, 41, Blackball, New Zealand
Andrew David Hurren, 32, Greymouth, New Zealand
Jacobus (Koos) Albertus Jonker, 47, Cobden, South Africa
Was reported missing by South African media before officially confirmed by NZ police.
William John Joynson, 49, Dunollie, Australia
Married, with two kids aged 13 and 10. Is a mining veteran in Australia.
Riki Steve Keane, 28, Greymouth, New Zealand
Terry David Kitchin, 41, Rununga, New Zealand
Opted to do some overtime on Friday afternoon – his shift finished well before the explosion.
Samuel Peter Mackie, 26, Greymouth, New Zealand
Francis Skiddy Marden, 41, Runnunga, New Zealand
Michael Nolan Hanmer Monk, 23, Greymouth New Zealand
West Coast rugby player. Attended St Bede's College in Christchurch, but returned to the West Coast to work in the mine. Son of West Coast rugby captain Bernie Monk and netball coach Cath Monk.
Stuart Gilbert Mudge, 31, Rununga, New Zealand
Kane Barry Nieper, 33, Greymouth, New Zealand
Married to the daughter of a contractor. Has a young family.
Peter O'Neill, 55, Rununga, New Zealand
His brother is one of the rescue team. He himself was a part of a rescue team at Black Reef in 2008. Several of his family members have worked in the mining industry.
Milton John Osborne, 54, Ngahere, New Zealand
Grey District Councillor, contractor.
Brendan John Palmer, 27, Cobden, New Zealand
Benjamin David Rockhouse, 21, Greymouth, New Zealand
His brother Dan Rockhouse was one of two men to survive the blast and escape. Their father is head of safety at Pike River Coal.
Peter James Rodger, 40, Greymouth, Britain
Was trapped in the same mine earlier this year, for eight hours. Has a Kiwi girlfriend.
Blair David Sims, 28, Greymouth, New Zealand
West Coast rugby league player of the year for the last two years, on the wing or at centre.
Joshua Adam Ufer, 25, Australia
Drilling supervisor. His fiancée is three months pregnant.
Keith Thomas Valli, 62, Winton, New Zealand
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2/02/2011 7:41:16 p.m.
So is it saying that 1 miner survived wow that is unbelievable xoxo to all the others my school is doing a big part for you
2/12/2010 10:24:55 a.m.
we all are feeling so sad about the miners that have been traped there for about a week. At kelston intermedaite school we are all searching imformantion abut the miners that have been traped and we are feeling so bad and sorry
26/11/2010 1:25:44 a.m.
God bless the 29 miners and the families that are left behind. God only takes the special ones you know. Big big love and hugs to you all xxoo
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