We are pleased with performance over the first half of 2016 and as a result are now expecting to deliver at or above the upper end of the full year production guidance of 750-780,000 ounces, and at the lower end of AISC guidance of US$950-980 per ounce. As we move into H2 2016, we expect a step up in production at Buzwagi with grade increasing each quarter until the end of the year as mining is re-established in the main zone of the orebody. At North Mara and Bulyanhulu we expect smaller contributions in the second half with North Mara quarterly production normalising below the Q2 2016 level. At Bulyanhulu we will see a lowering of the average grade mined to in line with the reserve grade. This, together with a planned two week shutdown of the hoisting shaft for refurbishment in August, will lead to Q3 2016 being in line with Q3 2015 before increasing again in Q4.
Looking further forward we continue to look to optimise our portfolio and are focused on value enhancing brownfields extensions at Bulyanhulu and North Mara, as well as assessing our options at Buzwagi. We continue to invest in our high quality exploration portfolio and believe it holds the potential to host our next mine.