Posts Tagged ‘Pike River’

Statue of St Barbara installed at Pike River mine entrance

Monday, May 27th, 2019
St Barbara

A statue of St Barbara, the patron saint of miners, has been mounted near the portal of the Pike River mine. It is a gift from Pike River Re-entry Minister Andrew Little. He presented it on May 3, when re-entry of the mine was planned and then abandoned because of the oxygen levels. “There has Read more

Mayor Kokshoorn credits good Catholic up bringinging for his success

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Tony Kokshoorn, mayor of the Grey District since 2004 credits his success as a businessman and politician to family, his community and lessons learnt in his Catholic upbringing. “I went to a Marist Brothers school. I was Catholic, I had good morals instilled by my parents and my school and they have stuck with me.” Read more

Keeping faith

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The public reviews of the CTV building collapse in the Christchurch earthquakes and the Pike River mine disaster have revealed the profound practical significance of faith existing or failing in relationships and individual actions. Both disasters have raised questions over engineering, design and rescue management. Both situations reveal a sorry record of law and regulation Read more