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    Pike River agency seeks first workers

    The Pike River Recovery Agency is looking to hire its first workers as it begins the process of re-entering the coal mine to recover the bodies of 29 men.

    The government body tasked with re-entering the Pike River mine to recover the bodies of 29 men who died in 2010 is looking to hire its first workers.

    Set up by the Labour-led government in January, the Pike River Recovery Agency will work with families of the dead miners to plan how a team can go back into the Pike River coal mine.

    The 29 men died when the mine exploded on November 19, 2010, with the previous National government saying experts had warned it was too dangerous to send a team back into the mine.

    However, the new Pike River agency was now looking for staff to fill its first five job vacancies, including as health and safety manager and mine gas technician, chief operating officer Dinghy Pattinson says.

    The positions would ensure the government body was acting according to laws regulating mining in New Zealand, he said.

    "The people in these positions are going to be vital to making sure we're running a modern, up-to-date and compliant mine site," Mr Pattinson said.

    The agency is tasked with creating a plan to get into the mine's access tunnel and will try to retrieve bodies if there are any there. It will also gather evidence on what caused the explosion.

    The agency is being headed by former Army Chief Major General Dave Gawn, and has former Air New Zealand boss Rob Fyfe as an independent adviser.

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