OceanaGold Corporation is an emerging multinational gold and copper producer with over 24 years of operating sustainably in New Zealand and more recently the Philippines and the United States. In New Zealand, OceanaGold operates the country’s largest gold operation at the Macraes Goldfield on the South Island. We also operate in Reefton on the West Coast and Waihi in the North Island. OceanaGold has an unwavering commitment to the environment and to the host communities in which we operate. We value and work collaboratively with our stakeholders to create opportunities, build capacity and leave a positive, long-lasting legacy well beyond the mining life cycle.
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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 »
Our Favona and Trio underground mines are now closed. Our new underground mine, Correnso, began production in mid 2015. more »
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.