Having announced a high-grade mineral resource at Wharekirauponga in February, we have applied for a mining permit to continue evaluating and engaging on what a potential underground mine might entail.

If granted, this means we have the right to extract the minerals underground (which belong to the government). However, a mining permit doesn’t mean we can mine. Any mining activity is controlled by the Resource Management Act, and any application for consents for new mining on this scale would be made in consultation with the public.

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Wharekirauponga Exploration Tunnel Project

Feasibility studies for accessing the resource at Wharekirauponga are ongoing. As part of these studies, OceanaGold Waihi is now proposing to construct an exploration tunnel from land near Willows Road Waihi, to the Wharekirauponga resource. The Wharekirauponga Exploration Tunnel Project would enable further investigation of the Wharekirauponga deposit through underground drilling.

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