OceanaGold Seeking Judicial Review Into Waihi Land Buy Decision

Multinational mining company OceanaGold are taking the Government to court after it declined a Coromandel land purchase for a new tailings reservoir.

A company spokesman confirmed it had issued proceedings in the High Court to seek judicial review of Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage's decision to decline the purchase of 178 hectares of land near Waihi.

OceanaGold made an application under the Overseas Investment Act to purchase the land to create the reservoir in a move the company pitched as safeguarding mining's future in the area.