Newmont Waihi Gold Media Statement

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05/27/2013

Newmont Waihi Gold to Appeal Correnso Decision

Newmont Waihi Gold has appealed to the Environment Court regarding its decision on the application for the company’s proposed Golden Link Project which includes the Correnso underground mine in Waihi East.

General Manager Glen Grindlay said that the company has appealed parts of the decision for land use consent for the Golden Link Project.

‘We are pleased that the commissioners largely accepted the evidence we put forward and that they recognised the positive benefits of the mining proposal for Waihi and the wider region. There are, however, some aspects of the decision we would like to revisit because they are uncertain or give rise to uncertainty with respect to mining under the consent’.

‘We are appealing the area which has been granted, and have also appealed some of the conditions relating to the construction and operation of the proposed Correnso mine’.

Grindlay said given that the appeal period for some objectors did not close until late on Wednesday and that it would be inappropriate for the company to comment further at this stage.