OceanaGold evolved out of the gold-production assets of Gold and Resource Developments Limited in 2003 with a diverse portfolio of assets in the South Island of New Zealand. In 2006, OceanaGold acquired the Didipio Project in the Philippines through the merger with Climax Mining.

In 2015, OceanaGold expanded its footprint in New Zealand with the acquisition of the Waihi Gold Mine in the North Island as well as took ownership of the Haile Gold Mine through the takeover of Romarco Minerals Inc. OceanaGold also made a strategic investment in TSXV-listed Gold Standard Ventures.


Year Event
2017 Delisted from NZX
2016 Commenced closure and rehabilitation of Reefton
2015 Acquired Waihi Gold Mine (New Zealand)
Acquired Romarco Minerals and Haile Gold Mine project (South Carolina, USA)
2014 Poured four-millionth ounce of gold from our combined New Zealand operations
2013 Commenced commercial production at the Didipio Mine as at 1 April 2013
2012 Completed Didipio Mine construction and commenced commissioning as planned in the fourth quarter
Produced first concentrate from the Didipio Mine in December
2011 Commenced construction at Didipio in June
Achieved record gold revenue and cash flow from operations
2010 Removed gold hedge book
Poured three-millionth ounce of gold from Macraes Open Pit Mine
Commenced 20th year of mining at Macraes
2009 Achieved record gold production from all New Zealand operations (300,000 oz)
2008 Commissioned Frasers Underground mine
Placed Didipio under care & maintenance following Global Financial Crisis
2007 Listed as OceanaGold Corporation on TSX, ASX and NZX
Commissioned Reefton Open Pit
2006 Merged with Climax Mining
Acquired Didipio Gold/Copper Project
2005 Poured two-millionth ounce of gold from Macraes Open Pit Mine
2004 Listed Oceana Gold Ltd on ASX and NZX
2003 Incorporated as Oceana Gold Ltd (OGL)
1999 Renamed Macraes Mining Company as Gold and Resource Developments (New Zealand) Limited
1989 Obtained 100% ownership of Macraes Mining Company Limited tenements from Golden Point Mining and BHP Gold Mines (New Zealand) Limited