This is The Detail's Long Read – one in-depth story read by us every weekend.
This week, the first in a series published on Newsroom.co.nz called Tairāwhiti's Trauma, written and read here by Newsroom's Māori issues editor Aaron Smale.
It's called The colonial cul de sac: Land loss, land use, and the devastation left behind.
He joins Alexia Russell to discuss the series and read his story himself.
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.
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