[New Zealand Mining] All go for Martha project in Waihi – by Simon Hartley (Otago Daily Times – February 8, 2019)


Oceana Gold’s mine at Waihi in the central North Island has the green light for its underground Martha project, after no appeals were filed against its recent resource consent application.

Oceana chief executive Mick Wilkes said the permitting process had concluded with no appeals filed and the company had received its resource consents to start operations.

“The Waihi operation has had a long, rich history of operating to the highest of environmental and social standards globally while contributing significant socio-economic benefits to Waihi and the country.

“We’re excited to be granted the consents and for the opportunity to continue over 140 years of gold mining history at Waihi,” Mr Wilkes said in an ASX update yesterday.

Waihi employs up to 350 staff, including contractors. Earlier this week, Oceana outlined its capital spending programme for its four mines for calendar 2019.

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