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. In October 2013 we received resource consent to construct and operate the Correnso underground mine in the Correnso Extensions Project Area (CEPA). Information can be found in the Reports and Plans section of our website. Additional information may also be found in the Community section.
July 21: Starting today, there will be some minor changes to our 0800 NEWMONT Community Engagement Line. Callers outside office hours will have the option of leaving a message or, if the call requires an immediate response, talking to security staff. The level of service will not change. External Affairs staff will still be available to deal with issues.
June: Interviews for our 2014 Social Impact Assessment (SIA) will be conducted soon. Over the next few weeks, representatives from Banarra, a company which specialises in this type of research, will be speaking with a broad range of organisations, business representatives, community groups and individuals. Responses are anonymous. The full 2013 SIA can be accessed here: Social Impact Assessment, August 2013 (3.2MB PDF)
Visit the Waihi Community Forum website: www.waihicommunityforum.co.nz
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 »
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 »
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.