The Waihi miners are all safe and sound:
Waihi ward councillor Sel Baker said the refuge chambers in the mine were equipped to keep miners alive for up to 36 hours.
They were completely sealed and equipped with oxygen, water, communication and even packs of cards, he said.
“There could be a fire a couple of feet away and they’d still be okay.
“There’s concern but there’s no panic… I have no fear for the guys. They’ll make it out.”
Bet they had a few stick mags or some dvds exploring the progress of lesbians rights through the ages, as well