Welcome to the

Waihi Community Forum

The Waihi Community Forum was formed after the announcement of the proposed Golden Link Project including the Correnso underground mine in the east of Waihi. Since the announcement of Project Martha, the Forum, with support from Hauraki District Council and OceanaGold Waihi, will represent residents in the wider Waihi area.

This website will give you information on who we are, what we do, and lists the projects we've been involved with since this forum formed. You can also find copies of meeting minutes, our Terms of Reference, Correnso consent conditions, the Project Martha Property Policy and the Top Up application form.

Our Latest Streets Ahead Project


AED @ Waihi East School

The Forum has purchased a AED (defibrillator) and have donated it to Waihi East School which is a central hub to be accessed by residents of the Waihi East area. AED being presented to Zac the Principal, along with Nani, Bindy and Mike from the Waihi Community Forum as well as some of the wonderful staff from St John, Waihi.
Look out for our article in the Waihi Leader soon with further information.

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Basketball Court

The Forum has been working with Sport 'n' Action at Morgan Park to turn the old and stable netball courts into a new and exciting 3X3 Basketball courts - check out our Streets Ahead page for more details!


Community Representative

Expressions of interest are now being sought for two Community Representatives on the Waihi Community Forum.

The purpose of the Forum is to contribute towards a thriving and
sustainable community for those residents living close to OceanaGold Waihi's mining operations. There is provision for up to nine representatives: 

5 from the community

2 from Hauraki District Council 

2 from OceanaGold Waihi.

The Forum is most interested in applicants who are:

• community minded

• confident communicators

• constructive problem solvers

• Waihi residents (preference will be given to applicants from the proposed Rex and Martha areas)

You will need the flexibility and commitment to attend monthly meetings and will need to spend at least two hours a week on Forum matters.

If you are interested in becoming part of the team, please send a cover letter detailing the experience, strengths and skills you would bring to the position, a C.V (if you have one), completed application form and all contact details to: wcfinformation@gmail.com or write to WCF Coordinator, PO Box 54,
Katikati 3129

Community Representative Application Form