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Will PM John Key become ‘significantly wealthier’ from the mining of NZ conservation land?

Posted this on  NBR as a comment –


How exactly will the public majority in NZ become ‘significantly wealthier’ by the mining of conservation land?

Shareholders in privately-owned mining companies may become ‘significantly wealthier’ by the mining of conservation land.

Like NZ Prime Minister John Key?

Check out  the NZ Register of Pecuniary Interests for MPs:

Pg 36

Hon John KEY (National, Helensville)

1 Company directorships and controlling interests
Earl of Auckland – commercial property

2 Interests (such as shares and bonds) in companies and business entities

Little Nell – property investment
Bank of America – banking

Jackson Mining – gold mining

(I note that this Register is dated 31 January 2009.)

However – in NZ – the ‘least corrupt country in the world’ (yeah right)  – is it appropriate for ANY NZ Ministers (or MPs for that matter) to hold shares in ANY companies?

For those who are concerned about this mining proposal and want to do something –

1 May – 11am
Lower Queen St
Auckland City

Penny Bright
“Anti-corruption campaigner”


April 19, 2010 - Posted by | Fighting corruption in NZ


  1. go Jenny

    and for more info on Coromandel mining go to

    where you can make a quick online submission

    Comment by oildepletionz | April 20, 2010 | Reply

    • It’s Penny – not Jenny – but that’s ok! 🙂



      Comment by Penny Bright | April 20, 2010 | Reply

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