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NAIDOC Netball Carnival celebrates culture

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NAIDOC Netball Carnival celebrates culture

The Gold Industry Group (GIG) backed NAIDOC Netball Carnival reached new heights this year, celebrating Indigenous culture and achievement, in every facet of the day.

A special welcome by Glenda Kickett was followed by an Indigenous Dance by Mandurah Grassroots to mark the official opening at the Wembley Sports Park yesterday. Australia’s largest Indigenous netball carnival then came to life and in the hands of every player with a bespoke ball designed by the talented Shontae Jetta, Narrogin Aboriginal Grassroots Site and Shooting Stars participant.

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Students inspired to Get Into Resources

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Students inspired to Get Into Resources

Golden job opportunities were amongst those showcased at Get Into Resources last month, giving students a unique opportunity to explore career opportunities and study pathways within the resources industry.

Held over three days at the North Metropolitan TAFE’s campus in Northbridge, Get Into Resources saw almost 400 year 10 students from 13 schools across Western Australia attend the careers event.

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Education Charter supports lifelong learning in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

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Education Charter supports lifelong learning in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representatives from local schools and the Goldfields Esperance Development Commission developed and launched the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Education Charter earlier this month.

Through the Charter, the City and partners will facilitate continuous engagement in local education, training and research, encouraging lifelong learning for all members of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community.

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Museum’s golden history awaits your discovery

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Museum’s golden history awaits your discovery

Although the final stop on the Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trail, the Museum of the Goldfields is just the beginning of another golden adventure.

Visit the Museum to uncover a veritable treasure trove of historic artefacts and stories that tell the tale of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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Gold alliance supports indigenous education

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Gold alliance supports indigenous education

AngloGold Ashanti Australia and Independence Group have joined forces to support the education outcomes and employment pathways for indigenous students in the Dandjoo Darbalung program at St Catherine’s College.

The residential program sees aboriginal students graduate with a tertiary level qualification across all five Western Australian universities.

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New geological field guide to Kalgoorlie launched

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New geological field guide to Kalgoorlie launched

A new geological field guide to Kalgoorlie and surrounds, produced by Earth Science Western Australia, John Bunting and Peter Muhling; was launched Tuesday 19 March at the Australian Resources Research Centre.

A Geological Field Guide to Kalgoorlie and Surrounds, is the third of its kind in Western Australia, with previous books showcasing Perth and surrounds and the Capes region of the Southwest respectively.

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GIG collaborates with TLG on rural education

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GIG collaborates with TLG on rural education

The Gold Industry Group (GIG) welcomes its newest member Teach Learn Grow (TLG) in preparation to join forces on a new gold education project to be integrated into TLG’s 2019 Rural Program.

Sponsored by GIG members TLG’s flagship Rural Program addresses educational disparity by empowering rural and remote Australian students to realise their full potential.

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Indigenous graduates get into mining

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Indigenous graduates get into mining

Macmahon Holdings, AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Independance Group NL and Carey Mining celebrated the milestone of eight young Aboriginal trainees at the Tropicana Gold Mine in November.

In a formal ceremony at the Tropicana site, the trainees were each presented with certificates and traineeship offers after successfully completing the eight week Get Into Mining training programme.

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Students win virtual lesson in gold

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Students win virtual lesson in gold

Year 5 students from Mount Pleasant Primary School were the lucky recipients of an all-expenses paid excursion on the Perth Heart of Gold Discovery Trail last week.

The excursion prize was one of two won at the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia’s HASS Week Conference in July.

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A golden outback adventure

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A golden outback adventure

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.

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Culture celebrated in community collaboration

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Culture celebrated in community collaboration

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.

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100 inspirational women in mining

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100 inspirational women in mining

The 2018 ‘100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’ were announced in London earlier this week by Women in Mining which featured seven of Australia’s gold powerhouse leaders including our very own Vice Chairperson Kelly Carter.

Gold Industry Group members recognised in the top 100 as inspirational role models for future generations of mining women were Gold Fields' Kelly Carter, St Barbara Limited's Meryl Jones, Ausdrill's Alex Atkins, KCGM's Shannon Youd, Newcrest Mining's Gabriela Love and Xiaoling Liu and KPMG’s Denise McComish.

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Goldfields shines at WASMA ball

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Goldfields shines at WASMA ball

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.

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Gold event brings city to life

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Gold event brings city to life

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.

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