“Outrageously the Government has appointed…Newmont’s former public relations green washing expert, as the National Manager of Minerals…in charge of issuing mining permits throughout the country. ” So comments the Coromandel Watchdog, pointing out that this is not the only threat posed to one of New Zealand’s best known pristine bio reserves.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=12312.
Newmont is a US company with British investment: among investors in Newmont are UK-based Blackrock World Mining Trust and AXA Investment Managers UK. See http://moneytometal.org/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&button=&search=newmont.