Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2017 NZ TV Awards, The Women of Pike River explored the lives of six of those left behind, who were wives and mothers of the miners. The Pike River Mine disaster was a coal mining accident that began on 19 November 2010 in the Pike River Mine, 46 kilometres (29 mi) northeast of Greymouth, in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island.A methane explosion occurred in the mine at approximately 3:44 pm (NZDT, UTC+13).At the time of the explosion 31 miners and contractors were present in the mine. Docu-Drama about the Pike River Mine and the series of events that led up to the explosion in the mine on 19th November 2010 and the death of 29 miners and contractors. Twenty-nine men were trapped in the tunnel. The inquiry into the 1994 Moura 2 Mine Explosion commented “There seems a clear need to put measures in place to ensure that vital lessons are effectively revisited and that the past is not repeated. Using both scripted drama and documentary-style interviews, Pike River looks at the lead-up to and the aftermath of the 2010 mining disaster. (R.I.P) Pike River Select a Documentary. Newshub has been leaked more footage from inside Pike River Mine, but this time it's not the vision that's significant - it's the audio.