• OceanaGold - Waihi Operation 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.
  • OceanaGold - Waihi Operation Community
    Waihi's mines are located in close proximity to a thriving community and are the subject of intense public interest.
  • OceanaGold - Waihi Operation 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.

OceanaGold Waihi, New Zealand

About us

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.



Correnso Community Meeting minutes available on Community page

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, Trio and Correnso underground mines

Our Favona and Trio underground mines are now closed. Our new underground mine, Correnso, began production in mid 2015. more »

Exploration for gold and silver

» Exploration and Geology

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.