Pike River: some background readingby Rebecca Macfie
As we await publication this afternoon of the Royal Commission, here's a selection of Rebecca Macfie's unrivalled writing.
A pre-Royal Commission look at the key issues (Feb 2011).
Wrap up of Phase 1 of the Royal Commission.
Wrap up of Phase 2 of the Royal Commission.
Wrap up of first part of phase 3 of Royal Commission.
Final phase 3 wrap up of Royal Commission.
And you can read all of the Listener's Pike River coverage, including the daily web reports from the commission hearings, here.
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