Labour ministers overturn Greens' Sage on Waihi tailings dam

Labour ministers overturn Greens' Sage on Waihi tailings dam
Rebecca Howard
In a surprise turnaround, the government has given OceanaGold a greenlight to buy land to expand its Waihi mine after the application was previously turned down by Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage.The ASX-listed firm, New Zealand’s biggest gold miner, is mostly owned by US and UK investors and needed Overseas Investment Office approval to buy about 178 hectares of farmland on Trig Road, south-east of the town.Sage argued the expansion of gold mining at Waihi is inherently unsustainable, will increase emissions, and will provide only moder...

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