New Zealander details Panguna involvement 28 years on

In 1988, before civil war broke out in Bougainville, New Zealander Martin Ward was there, leading a team studying the impacts of the contentious Panguna copper mine (controlled by Rio Tinto). Panguna had been operating for about 20 years and generating a lot of money for Rio Tinto and the Papua New Guinea Government but doing little for the people of Bougainville, especially those around the mine.

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