Gold mining company disappointed at Minister’s decision
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Posted May 03, 2019
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Media Release: OceanaGold
Waihi Gold Mine operator, OceanaGold, has expressed extreme disappointment at the decision by the Hon. Eugenie Sage acting in her capacity as Minister of Land Information to not allow the company to purchase two farms on the outskirts of Waihi.
Waihi’s Senior Community Advisor, Kit Wilson, said the company had only just received notification at the same time the media release went out.
“We are disappointed by what we have heard but have not had the opportunity to read the decision in full. We will review the decision and consider our next steps,” Mr Wilson said.
“The purchase of these properties would allow us to plan for the future and extend our investment in Waihi beyond the current life of the mine and our significant economic contribution locally, in the Hauraki region and nationally,” he said.
“We operate in New Zealand in a responsible way and in line with community expectations and believe we have done that for thirty years at the Waihi, Reefton, and Macraes gold mines.”