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Tirohia Landfill Resource Consent

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New mining proposals

OceanaGold presents proposal to extend mining life in Waihi to 2037 and beyond

Current Consents, Licenses and Management Plans  

Includes the mining consents and licenses that are currently approved and operational in Waihi. Also available are the key management plans.
View the Current Consents, Licenses, Management Plans 

New mining proposals shared with Council

Mining company Oceana Gold shared its proposals for future development with the Council at its meeting on 23 June 2021.

There are two proposed projects:

  • Waihi North Project: this project has 4 main components including – a new underground mine at Wharekirauponga, a new tailings storage facility (TSF3), a new open pit (the Gladstone Open Pit), and a rock storage facility (the Northern Rock Stack).
  • Martha Open Pit Project: this project includes a proposed extension of the Martha Open Pit (involves moving the Cornish Pumphouse, pensioner units, roads, etc.), a raise to the crest of the proposed TSF3 and an increase in the size of the proposed Northern Rock Stack.

Further information on the proposed projects should be sought from Oceana Gold in Waihi (, 07 863 8192).

Note: the previously announced proposed Project Quattro and WKP Exploration Tunnel projects have been superseded by the above proposed projects.

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Monitoring Data

Monitoring information is available on noise, vibration and complaints; stopes, siesmic and rock movement; and the location of underground workings.
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Mining Permits for Exploration

Mining permits for mineral exploration are dealt with by the Ministry of Economic Development and all records relating to current mining permits are held on its website. Visit the Ministry of Economic Development website.

Waihi Community Forum 

The Forum is responsible for administering parts of the Correnso resource consent as described in condition 61 (relating to property purchases). On top of this there are some voluntary arrangements that the Forum administer, including a community grant.

The Waihi Community Forum was set up in 2012 in response to a voluntary policy offered by Newmont in response to the communities requests to respond to the adverse effects of its proposals for mining beneath Waihi East. Since then the policy under which the Forum was established has been revoked and the Forums roles have changed as described above.

For more information about the Forum and its responsibilities please visit their website:

Waihi Hazard Zones

Web Links

Waihi Gold - OceanaGold website