One of the primary reasons we set up The Speculator was to provide a community forum, a placa centrale, where the community could bring information to share, and to take away information that was useful and occasionally entertaining.
We hoped therefore that we could act as a conduit for the community’s sentiments on important events; not as a spokesman, but as a platform.
The events at Pike River have devastated another small, tightly-knit community, of a similar size to Devonport. We can perhaps imagine the impact of a catastrophe of this scale on such a close community. Over the coming months, all the bereaved families will have is each other and their local community.
The Speculator would like to offer the Devonport community a place to share their condolences with the residents of Greymouth and the other small towns affected by this terrible tragedy. Please use the comments section of this posting.
We will pass these messages on to those affected.