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Rebecca Macfie

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Sunshine , Sachs & Associates

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Sunshine , Sachs & Associates

136 Madison Avenue 17Th Floor

New York City, New York,10016

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Few nerves for Pike River author | Jo Bailey

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Award winning journalist Rebecca Macfie admits to a few nerves around the release of her book Tragedy at Pike River Mine: how and why 29 men died.
"The pool of grief is very large on the West Coast, not only for the families but all the guys who worked at the mine. I sense every time the scab is taken off the Pike story it creates a renewed round of pain and grief for these people." Macfie says the book, her first, is the best work of her long, successful career. However the Christchurch writer adds that researching and writing it is one of the hardest things she's ever done. "It was the sort of experience you might have only once in a lifetime - interesting, moving, harrowing, and at the same time utterly enraging," she said in a recent media release. "This was a disaster that should never have happened." Macfie took leave without pay from her job as senior feature writer at the New Zealand Listener to write Tragedy at Pike River Mine, in the "window" between the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the disaster, and the trial of former mine boss Peter Whittall, which will commence in early 2014. From early on, Macfie was convinced a shocking corporate failure, rather than an accident, had caused New Zealand's worst mine disaster in over a century. "The issue that jumped out at me in those first couple of day's research was the company's description of the mine having a low to moderate gas seam which made methane gas risk relatively easy to manage. When I started digging around this was obviously not the case. I refused to use the word accident in connection with Pike." Macfie wrote several stories about the disaster after that first "terrible week" and says by the beginning of 2011 her feelings of unease remained. Convinced that corporate failure, combined with regulatory failure, were responsible for the disaster, and concerned about whether the imminent Royal Commission of Inquiry would go far enough, Macfie decamped to the West Coast for a week, to see what she could dig up. The book idea was put on hold while Macfie dealt with her own disaster zone. In the second half of a "harrowing" 2011, her attention returned to Pike River and the Royal Commission. She sat through most of the hearings in Greymouth and provided online reports for the Listener. "I was confident my early instincts about Pike River Coal would be proved right by the Royal Commission, but couldn't have imagined to what staggering degree. Some days I would think, the hearing might be a bit dry today, and we'd get another bombshell. It was hard to comprehend how a company could fail so comprehensively on so many fronts." Macfie felt for the shattered families who endured the "intense, tragic" hearings. "After going through the earthquakes I definitely had a heightened sense of empathy for the Pike families." It wasn't until August 2012 that Macfie finally decided to sign a contract with Awa Press to write the Pike River book. She was determined not to push the families to talk. "I went along to a meeting of the families at the beginning of this year to explain the book project and left it open to them. I didn't approach anyone unless they had made it clear they wanted to be involved." Macfie interviewed more than 100 people during her research, including miners, company management, geologists, contractors, Mines Rescue workers, and family members.


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Lessons from the Pike River disaster, Rebecca Macfie, Listener Journalist and Author.


EDS National Conference, programme

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Lessons from the Pike River disaster, Rebecca Macfie, Listener Journalist and Author (pre-record video)
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New Zealand Listener writer Rebecca Macfie's Tragedy at Pike River Mine was also named a finalist in the general non-fiction category.


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Rebecca Macfie, Listener writer and author of two previous articles on Allan Hubbard - A South Canterbury Tale and Counting the Cost has another article on the Bank of Allan in the new issue of The Listener, not on line as yet.
extract #1 Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener 18 - 24 Sept 2010 extract #2 - Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener 18-24 September 2010 Then Ms Macfie turns her attention to the question of Aorangi Securities, on which the statutory managers have had quite a lot to say. Yet, Ms Macfie writes:- extract #3 - Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener 18-24 September 2010 TaggedAllan Hubbard, Cadbury, LinkedIn, Rebecca Macfie, Risk, Sandy Maier, SCF, South Canterbury Finance


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