Investing in our Community
Sponsorships and Donations
One of the most important aspects of the OceanaGold operation in Waihi is providing a benefit to the people and area that hosts us. For many years, mining operations in Waihi have supported local charities, schools, sports clubs, and community groups.
OceanaGold Waihi operates a community investment programme that provides support for organisations, groups, and projects in the Waihi region. The programme can provide in-kind or financial assistance for projects and activities.
We make regular donations to charitable community groups. Organisations that do not qualify for donations as a charitable organisation can still apply to OceanaGold for assistance in the form of sponsorships. In return we will expect that our contribution is recognised. For example, a group which has received funding from us may display our signage, or an organisation may give us a naming rights for a tournament. Individuals often write us letters of thanks.