The Rural Reader. March book review.

Tragedy at Pike River. How and why the 29 men died. Rebecca MacFie (2013)

Rebecca MacFie, one of New Zealand’s leading investigative journalists, has produced what is arguably a master class in governance – as it should not be practised.

Updated in 2022, this gripping and at times frustrating read, backed by intensive research of documents and personal interviews, challenges the quality of governance behind the decisions leading to the deaths of “The Pike 29”, the coal miners who died on that fateful day: November 19, 2010.

Professional directors who have spoken to Kellogg courses, and Kelloggers who have since read it, have encouraged participants to read and learn from this important book – as do I.

Patrick Aldwell
21 March, 2023

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