Newmont Waihi Gold Update 12/02/2014 - Audio

Posted by on 13/02/2014

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Newmont Waihi Gold extends an invitation for residents to attend a community meeting at the Waihi Memorial Hall on Monday, February 17.

Two meetings will be held so that people can choose a convenient time to attend. There will one at 10 am and another at 5.15 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to consult with the community regarding the correnso underground mine.

The company will describe what has been done so far, summarise their environmental monitoring and report on progress with the Independent review Panel property purchase programme.

All of this is a requirement of the correnso consents.

Newmont Waihi gold is required to have a meeting every three months for the first year, and every six months after that.

Read the Newmont Waihi Gold Update for more information. Visit their website www.waihigold.co.nz for details about the mining company.

Andrea Durie and Kit Wilson from the Newmont Waihi Gold External Affairs Department update us on the mining company's operations each Wednesday when they visit the Gold FM studio.

Interest surrounds the Correnso mine, both from within Waihi and wider afield.

Mining beneath houses in a town presents challenges for the company and residents alike and the aim of the Update is to keep residents informed and answer questions they have.

Has corporate Newmont decided to sell its Waihi operation? There's been a rumour in Waihi and with more than one source providing the information it was worth asking if there is any truth to the rumour.

BlastHub is still confusing residents who have registered to view the information it provides. Have the parameters for BlastHub changed recently - and if so ... why?

Why were there two underground explosions within a short space of time recently? This is not usual according to the resident who asked the question.

We had two questions about the independent chair and minute taker that have been appointed for the community meetings being held on Monday, February 17. Ms Durie said she would like to see people attend the meetings to find out who the chair and minute taker will be.

The Waihi Community Forum detailed the reduction of the Streets Ahead funding in their most recent minutes. They stated the public had been informed and Newmont was asked when the public was supplied with the information that the funding was halved from $200,000 per annum to $100,000 a year.

To find out more about Newmont Waihi Gold visit www.waihigold.co.nz

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