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Exploring life in the Goldfields

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Exploring life in the Goldfields

The Gold Industry Group (GIG) partnered with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KBCCI) to deliver its annual community expo, ‘Explore the Goldfields’, showcasing the extensive activities and services available to new and existing residents.

The expo saw 70 stallholders interacting with the public, with some businesses even offering raffles or free gifts.

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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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City shines for St Barbara's Day

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City shines for St Barbara's Day

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.

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Eagle receives key to the city of gold

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Eagle receives key to the city of gold

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.

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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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KCGM gears up for St Barbara’s Parade

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KCGM gears up for St Barbara’s Parade

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.

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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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KCGM launches Reconciliation Action Plan

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KCGM launches Reconciliation Action Plan

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.

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Massive Beta Hunt gold specimens on display

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Massive Beta Hunt gold specimens on display

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.

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Bringing 125 golden years to life

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Bringing 125 golden years to life

We celebrated one of the nation’s biggest gold rushes at the official opening of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail over the weekend, which saw scores of locals, tourists, students and families alike joining in the fun.

Telling the stories of the Goldfields in a unique and interactive way, the new virtual journey educates and delights people of all ages.

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Job security in gold mining

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Job security in gold mining

Job security can play a defining role in which positions people accept. For family man Abraham van Niekerk, that decision landed him in the gold industry in 2010.

Mr van Niekerk is employed as a senior environmental and social responsibility adviser at Northern Star Resources’ Jundee gold mine near Wiluna.

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Kal Jobs Expo coming to Perth

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Kal Jobs Expo coming to Perth

The Gold Industry Group is supporting the Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (KBCCI) inaugural Kal Jobs Expo that will be held in Perth at CCIWA on Wednesday, 28 March.

With more than 1000 jobs vacant in the Goldfields, the one day event will connect job seekers directly with Goldfields employers who have a range of career opportunities available including Gold Fields Australia, Evolution Mining, Silver Lake Resources, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, KCGM and Newmont Australia.  

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Community sets direction for town’s virtual gold trail 

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Community sets direction for town’s virtual gold trail 

The Gold Industry Group hosted a focus group with Goldfields’ locals and members to decide on key trail locations and unique stories to tell via its Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trail to be launched on Saturday 9 June 2018.

It will be the nation’s second virtual gold trail to feature on the free Heart of Gold Australia app, providing an interactive and engaging experience for students, tourists and the wider community to connect with Australia’s gold story.

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LIVIN youth film launches in Goldfields

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LIVIN youth film launches in Goldfields

In June 2017, the Gold Industry Group took the founders of mental health not-for-profit LIVIN to Kalgoorlie to share their story and send a message of strength to young people in the Goldfields. 

In collaboration with City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, LIVIN founders Sam Webb and Casey Lyons were interviewed by the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council.

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GIG to spread mental health message in partnership with LIVIN 

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GIG to spread mental health message in partnership with LIVIN 

The Gold Industry Group (GIG) is pleased to announce a new community partnership with mental health charity LIVIN, aimed at raising awareness of mental health and changing the way the mining industry and society understands, perceives and interprets mental illness.

We are coordinating a GIG LIVIN Tour with members and the Goldfields community next month, from 12-19 June.

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