Fraser Coast man in NZ mine explosion
A FORMER Howard man has been confirmed as one of the two Australian’s missing in a New Zealand coal mine where a gas explosion left 29 men trapped two days ago.
The well-known 48-year-old has strong family ties in Howard, Maryborough and Hervey Bay.
He is believed to have moved to New Zealand with his wife and two children about 12 months ago.
Yesterday afternoon officials were still unsure when it would be safe for a rescue mission to be attempted.
Families of the miners, including the Howard man’s brother have traveled to the scene