In his last story in a series on the pine industry on the East Coast, Aaron Smale asks what we're leaving for future generations
By Aaron Smale: On the slow destruction and devastating impact of the pine industry on Tairāwhiti.
Is Tairāwhiti locked into a political deal made in Wellington that will eventually destroy it?
Scientist Mike Marden has spent decades researching the East Coast's erosion – and he also knows things have to change
The government subsidised pine on the East Coast for nearly 30 years, huge tracts of which ended up in the hands of foreign companies known for environmental damage
Decisions on the vulnerable East Coast have it at a catastrophic turning point.
Aaron Smale goes back to his grandmother’s home town and finds a community weighed down by weather disasters and decisions of the past that have a region broken.