Law & Regulation

Waihi gold mining 'inherently unsustainable' - Sage

Gavin Evans
Wed, 08 May 2019

By Gavin Evans May 8 (BusinessDesk) - Expansion of gold mining at Waihi is inherently unsustainable, will increase emissions, and will provide only moderate employment benefits relative to winding down the operation and remediating the site, Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage says. OceanaGold says its hoped-for future expansion at Waihi – Project Quattro – could extend employment for the site’s 360 workers and contractors by nine years. But the minister says that would be at odds with the government’s goal to support “thriving and...

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