about recent sanctions on a Russian oligarch
Northland's home to one of the multi-billionaire's many Kiwi business ventures, and locals worry what sanctions against Abramov might mean for them.
He made his billions a world away, but in one tiny settlement north of Whangarei, Abramov's influence runs deep.
There are local businesses, local workers and iwi benefactors of the sanctioned Russian oligarch's glitzy multi-million dollar lodge in Helena Bay.
"Oh they've done heaps in the way of labour equity, letting us use their machinery and all that sort of stuff," said Mokau Marae chairman Hepi Haika.
Link to video and article: Why Whangaruru locals are worried about recent sanctions on a Russian oligarch (msn.com)