Face of the Day


Born and bred in New Zealand, OceanaGold was originally founded in 1989 as Macraes Mining. Starting from a single mine, the mining company has developed into a significant multinational gold producer with a dynamic portfolio of operating, development, and exploration assets in New Zealand, the Philippines and most recently the United States.

“We’ve gone from a single asset gold mining company to a multinational gold producer with four mines in three countries,” said Mick Wilkes, OceanaGold’s Managing Director and CEO.

In recent months, the mining firm has secured a string of key additions to build upon, including the purchase of Newmont Mining’s Waihi Gold Mine in New Zealand and the Haile Gold Mine in the U.S, and under the leadership of Wilkes, OceanaGold is poised for a breakthrough year in 2016 and beyond.

Sadly, the patina has come off some the gold overnight. 

Waihi’s tight-knit mining community is waking up this morning to the death of one of their own.

The miner was found dead after a desperate search through 40-kilometres of tunnels at underground Correnso mine last night.

The 29-year-old’s front-end loader had rolled down a slope.

That happened about 6.30 last night, but early this morning his body was found still inside in the 10-metre long vehicle.



– NewstalkZB, OceanaGold

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