According to a 2005 article in the Times, Freeport which is a Rio Tinto subsidiary, engaged in major bribing to be allowed to mine gold in a remote area in Papua.
As Rio Tinto ogles the seabed along the entire west coast of the North island we must ask ourselves the question; do we want these people to operate in New Zealand? Do we want to open green New Zealand to a major mining company that has a huge record of human and environmental abbuse, and that even though it projects itself as a reponsable cooperate citizen continues along the same lines, and shows in all it’s actions that it is not? Do we want these companies to corrupt us, our politicians, our military?
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