Well it’s certainly a good point.
Same kind of effect happens in Waihi - though waihi really only exists via the financial output of the mine. The Mine Visitor Centre that’s a major draw for the tourists too.
Mining company OceanaGold will pour 10 million into the Waihi operation in search of more gold.
Underground mining operations - the cause of controversy because of their impact on house values under which the mining occurs.
There needs to be a law that states locals within a 2km radius are provided with a 40% rate cut - paid for by the mining operation.
Do you think that would be a fair benefit?