• Newmont Waihi Gold Underground
    Gold and silver are found here in hard quartz veins and reefs that formed through geothermal activity from seven to twelve million years ago.
  • Newmont Waihi Gold Community
    Waihi's mines are located in close proximity to a thriving community and are the subject of intense public interest.
  • Newmont Waihi Gold Walkway
    Waihi, New Zealand's Heart of Gold, is a community with a rich gold mining history and many modern attractions, including the Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway.

Newmont Waihi Gold - Waihi, New Zealand

About us

Newmont Waihi Gold is wholly owned by Newmont Mining Corporation, a leading gold producer with operations and exploration projects on five continents, based in Denver, Colorado, United States of America. Newmont Waihi Gold manages the Martha, Favona and Trio operations in Waihi, New Zealand.

Upcoming events

Vibration workshop: Tuesday 29 April, 12-2.00pm and Wednesday 30 April 2.00pm-4.00pm
These workshops were suggested at the Correnso Community meeting in February. Each workshop is limited to ten people. We can run more sessions if required. If you wish to attend please let us know. We will publish more workshop details and a venue closer to the event date. 

Correnso Community meetings: Waihi Memorial Hall, Wednesday 14 May, 10.00am and 5.30pm
This is the second community meeting for this year. As requested we will once again be holding two meetings, one in the morning and one after work. Minutes from the February meeting can be accessed using the links below. 

Correnso community meeting 17 February 2014 (morning) (8MB PDF)

Correnso community meeting 17 February 2014 (evening) (8MB PDF)


Social Impact Assessment, August 2013 (3.2MB PDF)


In October 2013 we received resource consent to construct and operate the Correnso underground mine in the Correnso Extensions Project Area (CEPA). Background information, full copies of the application, and evidence presented at the hearings can be accessed on our Golden Link page. 

CEPA Information can be found in the Reports and Plans section of our website.



Correnso background and tentative timeline

Correnso Consent Conditions Summary

Correnso Consent issued by Environment Court 18 October 2013 (3MB PDF)


Visit the Waihi Community Forum website: www.waihicommunityforum.co.nz  


Martha Mine

» Martha open pit

From the 1880s to 1952 the Martha Mine was a world-renowned underground mine. The modern Martha Mine has operated as an open pit since 1987. An average of around 100,000 ounces of gold and 700,000 ounces of silver have been produced annually since 1988. more »

Favona and Trio Underground Mines

» Favona and Trio underground mines

Construction of the Favona underground mine began at the end of 2004 and Favona has been producing ore from stopes since September 2006. Ore production from stopes began at the Trio mine in mid 2012. Trio comprises the Union, Amaranth and Trio veins. more »

Golden Link

» Golden Link

In August 2011 Newmont Waihi Gold announced Golden Link proposals that have the potential to extend mining in Waihi to 2020.  Hauraki District Council publicly notified Newmont Waihi Gold's consent application for underground mining within the Golden Link Project Area, including the Correnso Mine in August 2012. Hearings were held in early December. more »

Exploration for gold and silver

» Exploration and Geology

Newmont Waihi Gold's minerals exploration programme focuses on identifying high grade gold deposits that would be feasible to mine by underground methods with a small surface footprint in areas of comparatively low conservation value. more »

Exploration and Geology

Prospecting and exploration provide geological, geochemical and geophysical information about the region.


Waihi has a rich mining history spanning three centuries. Gold was first discovered on Pukewa (Martha Hill) in 1878.