A former part owner of Pike River Coal has reiterated it has already done the right thing by the families of those lost in the explosion at the mine nearly three years ago.
Last month, a judge suggested New Zealand Oil and Gas, which owned 31% percent of Pike River, contribute to a near $3.5 million compensation payment to the victim's families.
Chief executive Andrew Knight said he still hasn't received the judge's notes.
But he said the company believes it stepped up at the time, putting in about $25 million to help with the recovery.
"We believe we did the right thing. No matter where we get to we'll always believe we've done the right thing following the explosion," he said.