OceanaGold Projects Update
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Posted February 26, 2020
OceanaGold Senior Communications Advisor, Kit Wilson called in for a catch up with Brian Gentil about local mining operations.
Brian asked what the end of major Correnso mining means? With narrow vein mining only at Correnso from now on mining there is scaling down with smaller equipment being used. Kit explained what it means adding that the narrow vein mining is occurring closer to the surface, so some people may still feel it.
Kit also talked about how AEP is a way of compensating qualifying people for effects.
AEP payments change and move depending on where the mining is. OceanaGold will always contact those residents who qualify for payments.
The Pit Rim Walkway is progressing and is almost finished. Kit said he’s rapt and it will be just fantastic when it’s ready. A very informal opening will be held on March 7. Everyone is welcome.
The Wharekirauponga drill sites have no water at present meaning very little can happen there until sufficient rain provides enough water at the site.
Seventeen redundancies at the Baxter Road Mill were announced recently and a further 10 staff losses from Exploration/Geology have also now been confirmed.
Kit explained why the redundancies have had to happen and said the company has done everything they possibly can to find jobs for the affected staff.
Community meetings for Project Martha and Correnso are happening tomorrow, Thursday at the Education Centre on Morseby Avenue. The Project Martha Meeting starts at 3 pm and the Correnso Community Meeting is at 5 pm.
Anyone interested in learning more about these OceanaGold projects is very welcome to attend.
Click our podcast link to hear the full interview with Kit Wilson.