Community Updates

The Waihi Gold Update is a monthly newsletter designed to inform the public about our operation.

Update 12 December 2019
Earthquakes & Impoundments

Update 17 October 2019
Tailings storage facility

Update 5 September 2019
Blessing of new machinery, Project Martha, Raise borer and Correnso meeting

Update 25 July 2019
Amenity Effect Programme (AEP), The Walrus, Sponsorships, donations and partnerships.

Update 20 June 2019
Social Impact Management Plan and a huge thanks for Mines Rescue Team 2019 Sky Tower Stair Challenge.

Update 9 May 2019
Tailings storage, what has happened, what does this mean and why was the Waihi Community not consulted earlier.

Update 18 April 2019
Cross of Crosses, a walk through history, field of poppies and ANZAC Day

Update 21 March 2019
The Sky Tower Challenge, back to the grind, a different kind of long drop, Miners Reunion, Beach Hop and Project Martha.

Update 28 February 2019
Project Martha, Site Tours for Rex & North wall residents, Martha Portal and the Education Centre.

Update 24 January 2019
Donations and sponsorships from 2018

Update 20 December 2018
Highlights from 2018.

Update 22 November 2018
Kauri die back, exploration drilling, Older Person’s Day, Waihi Volunteers Expo and Waihi Armistice.

Update 6 September 2018
Making submissions on Project Martha, phone survey, exploration, Archey’s Frog and the Pit Rim Walkway.

Update 26 July 2018
Project Martha, Social Impact management Plan (SIMP), a budding geologist and Amenity Effect Programme.

Update 28 June 2018
Project Martha, blessing of new machinery, Toi Ohomai Polytech students visit site and a woolly waka.

Update 24 May 2018
Fireworks display and the first gold pour.

Update 26 April 2018
Project Martha update, ECHO Walking Festival, Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge and have a heart.

Update 29 March 2018
Project Martha

Update 15 March 2018
Exploration drilling, camp life & kauri dieback

Update 15 February 2018
0800 WAIHIGOLD, sponsorships & donations and AEP.

Update 11 January 2018
Donations & sponsorships.

Update 14 December 2017
How we contribute to the economy of New Zealand, Christmas underground and recycling.

Update 19 October 2017
“There’s Real Buzz in Waihi” “Just a few questions” IT Master Class and Khaki Miners in Waihi

Update 21 September 2017
Exploration drilling and kauri dieback

Update 17 August 2017
Martha North Wall, Mines Rescue and Social Impact Management Plan.

Update July 2017
Reporting on site, computer help for ‘non digital natives’ and remembering those we have lost.

Update 15 June 2017 

Update 18 May 2017
Announcement of our application for consent to construct  two exploration drill drives from Correnso to Martha, explain why we are using the conveyor during May and why the vent shaft is steaming; and also report on activities on the Martha north wall.

Update 13 April 2017
Telling the story of Waihi’s gold, Waihi Arts Centre and Museum, Gold Discovery Centre and OceanaGold Education Centre.

Update 6 March 2017
Reissue of material from last year when we explained how we deal with heavy rain events on site

Update 16 February 2017

Update 12 January 2017
Donations, sponsorships, and partnerships from 2016.

Update 8 December 2016
Blast vibration workshop, office hours over the holiday period.

Update 10 November 2016
Two of the techniques used which help us ‘see’ what is below the ground. We also advise of the first SUPA Community meeting and the next blast vibration workshop.

Update 6 October 2016
Wet enough for you, tailings impoundment, silt ponds, underground, collection ponds, Martha open pit, process plant and SIA.

Update 8 September 2016
Tailings impoundments, and explain how events like last week’s earthquakes which were felt in Waihi are a very low risk to the TSF.

Update 7 July 2016
The difference between a tailings impoundment like the two structures we have in Waihi and a tailings dam.

Update 2 June 2016
We answer some of our critics and  attempt to dispel some of the myths about our industry which have received an airing recently.

Update 5 May 2016
We focus on the recent rock fall in the Martha open pit.

Update 28 April 2016
Closure of a section of the Pit Rim Walkway as a result of yesterday’s rock fall in the Martha open pit.

Update 14 April 2016
Rerouting of the northern section of the Pit Rim Walkway, explain why we are moving a short section of fence at the Cornish Pumphouse, and provide the community with a brief background on last week’s group restructure announcement.

Update 7 April 2016
Continuing work on the north wall of the open pit, exploration activity, and the recent Miners’ Reunion. Dylan Purcell  also features in his Beach Hop drag race outfit as he sprints for the line.

Update 3 March 2016
Exploration activity and explain how we use drill rigs to locate gold bearing ore.

Update 11 February 2016 
Sponsorships, partnerships and donations that we were involved in during 2015.

Update 28 January 2016 
Blasting has recommenced at Martha, we are placing exploration drill rigs around the open pit, and the weekly evacuation siren test will recommence. There is also a thanks to staff who assisted in so many ways at the Tunnellers’ Memorial dedication last Friday.

Update 14 January 2016 
Empire and Daybreak, and background the construction of the new access road into the Martha open pit. There is also a report on the Tunnellers’ Memorial dedication which will take place on Friday 22 January. Waihi Gold has been a funding partner in this project and has also provided in-kind assistance.