12 January 2012
Investing in our community
Over a hundred years ago gold mining was responsible for the development of the town of Waihi and the local and regional infrastructure. Roads, railway, telegraph and electric power were all provided initially to service the mining industry.
Construction of the modern Martha Mine started in 1987. Since that time we have invested a significant amount of money in the community through partnerships and sponsorship of groups, organisations and projects. We have also contributed a large amount to the local economy. For example, in the last five years we have spent over $264M in the local community, amounting to about 32% of the town's economy.
Here are some of the projects we have supported and been involved in over the years since mining returned to Waihi.