Hundreds descended on Langley Park in Perth over the weekend as AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont Australia and Northern Star Resources’ emergency response teams battled it out with 15 other teams to win the 8th annual Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC).
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Thousands flocked to the centre of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on Sunday for the annual St Barbara’s Day Parade, where colossal mining vehicles rumbled down Hannan Street festooned with mascots, Christmas angels and a couple of famous footy sons.
Now in its 19th year, the festival drew around 15,000 people to celebrate the patron saint of miners and the industry’s contribution to the state’s heritage, economy and community.
The ‘King of Kalgoorlie’, West Coast Eagles player Dom Sheed, returned to his hometown with Assistant Coach Jaymie Graham, to be presented by Mayor John Bowler with a golden key to the City.
The local sporting heroes were warmly welcomed back to the Goldfields, taking the 2018 AFL Premiership Cup on a victory lap, and making a star appearance in the St Barbara’s Day Parade down Hannan Street on Sunday 2 December.
The Gold Industry Group were recently treated to the ultimate road trip through the Goldfields by Mandy and Chuck from the Goldfields Tourism Network WA.
The 300 km long photo shoot included several hidden gems and key stopping points on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail – an epic adventure through the heart of the region.
The Northern Star Resources’ sponsored flag pole in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Centennial Park is getting a face lift this week, as local Aboriginal artist Jason Dimer completes an intricate design with assistance from year 7 to 10 students as part of the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) launch.
The design is a collaboration and is based on story telling the significance of water to the land.
Sponsorship partner KCGM is making final preparations ahead of this year’s St Barbara’s Parade in Kalgoorlie-Boulder on Sunday 2 December, with their iconic 793C haul truck once again providing an awe-inspiring finale to the Parade as it travels down Hannan Street.
The Gold Industry Group’s third annual Women in Gold Great Diversity Debate at The Perth Mint saw its 300-strong crowd get behind the hashtag #womeningold18 to discuss corporate gender equity targets, sparking a national tour.
Hosted in conjunction with Women in Mining WA, the event recognises and promotes women in the gold mining industry and provides a platform on which to examine gender-related topics through its annual debate, which will take to the national stage in 2019.
All that glittered was gold on Saturday night at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club, as another year of graduates from the WA School of Mines were celebrated amongst 450 industry representatives at their annual Alumni Ball.
Traditionally held in Perth, hosting the ball for the first time in the Goldfields was the brainchild of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Mayor John Bowler, who wished to align it with the City’s celebration of 125 years since gold was first discovered in the area.
KCGM officially launched the Newmont Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at an event last night, in recognition of the company’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples.
Find out why the RAP was developed and how community groups can help the company achieve its commitment to reconciliation.
Gold produced at Evolution Mining Limited’s Mt Rawdon gold mine in Queensland was used by ABC Refinery, in inner Sydney, to make Australia’s most iconic horse racing trophy - the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup.
Now meet the everyday Aussies who made it happen.
To coincide with Mental Health Week, our community partner LIVIN were proud to design, implement and unveil the first of their billboards in an awareness campaign across Central and Northern Queensland.
Released across several locations, the first eight billboards are part of LIVIN’s commitment to spread mental health awareness throughout areas which don’t necessarily have the same access to resources that are available in capital cities.
Northern Star Resources and Saracen Mineral Holdings dug deep for this year’s Telethon, helping to raise a record-breaking $38 million for the Telethon Kids Institute to support research into children’s respiratory health.
In a non-stop 24-hour live broadcast from Perth’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Channel Seven Perth Telethon has appealed to the Western Australian public annually since 1968 with the help of celebrity guests and live acts.
Perth’s heart of gold came to life on the weekend as hundreds descended on the city for the Gold Industry Group’s (GIG) annual celebration.
Following the successful launch of Perth’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail in October 2017, a free community event took place in the city to unveil the trail’s reverse option - with new interactive features to uncover.
Following the successful launch of Perth’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail in 2017, the Gold Industry Group are continuing their annual celebration of Australia’s gold industry.
The launch of the trail’s reverse option will take place at a free community event on Saturday 20 October 2018 at The Perth Mint.
The Gold Industry Group’s gold partner, The Perth Mint, is displaying some of the most incredible and valuable gold quartz rocks ever discovered in Australia for the next couple of weeks.
The massive gold specimens, discovered underground at RNC Minerals’ (‘RNC’) Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda, in Western Australia’s Goldfields region.
The winners of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 2018 Art Prize were announced at an awards evening at the Goldfields Arts Centre on Friday night 21 September.
The annual event has taken a new direction this year, offering a major $20,000 acquisitional prize and artists having to submit work to a theme of gold.
St Barbara has joined Saracen Mineral Holdings in forming a partnership with Shooting Stars to establish the Program in Leonora.
St Barbara will inject $300,000 into the Shooting Stars program over the next three years, which has already seen a substantial impact within the Leonora site.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder received the GWN7 Top Tourism Town Award in the category for towns or cities with a population over 5,000 at the 2018 WA Tourism Conference.
Held in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre earlier this month, the awards are an annual celebration and recognition of the best of Western Australia’s destinations.
Mining contractor Macmahon Holdings engages retired mixed martial artist, Soa “The Hulk” Palelei as an ambassador for its Strong Minds, Strong Mines mental health program.
The program was launched in March 2018 with toolbox talks delivered to around 800 workers across Macmahon’s Western Australian operations. It has since been extended to reach more than 1500 workers Australia wide.
KCGM’s Community Investment Program contribution has totalled more than $180,000 so far this year, with funds distributed through a variety of different avenues, supporting sustainable long-term community initiatives and one off donations to support charitable groups, sporting associations and community events.