21 Jan 2015

The Paradox of Plenty

From Nights, 7:10 pm on 21 January 2015

Porgera Gold Mine Papua New Guinea

Porgera Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea faces real challenges transferring profits from the mining industry into social services for the population of this developing nation as Associate Professor Glenn Banks from Massey University explains.

In 2011 RNZ International's Johnny Blades visited PNG to find out about the resource development boom.

Woman and child Whagi Valley Papua New Guinea CC BY ND Michal Gonnen flickr

Woman and child, Whagi Valley, Papua New Guinea. Photo: CC BY-ND 2.0 Michal Gonnen.