Michael Smith

Michael Smith is the editor of The Mud, a Rotorua-based news web site. He wrote extensively on the forestry industry changes in the 1980s for the National Business Review, was co-author of multi-client studies on the forest industries in New Zealand, South Africa and Latin America, and the publisher and editor of the Southern Hemisphere Forest Industry Journal and Yearbook. He is also the author of The Last Newspaper in the World.

Jul 4, 2018

Satellite images tell the story of Tolaga Bay’s forestry disaster

The impact of forestry on the East Coast came to the fore last month as Tolaga Bay was deluged with offcuts. How did it come to this?

Read on.

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