This week I am back in Greymouth once more. I guess I am providing support for my wife, who in turn is helping to organise support for the victims of the Pike River mining disaster. The Pike River mining company had just been put into receivership and the impact of this move on the surviving workers was expected to be quite severe. Not just on the families and surviving employees, but the whole town and even the NZ economy will suffer.
Just a few metres away from my wife’s office TV crews had already set up their gear, preparing for the evening news.