AUCKLAND BRANCH NEWSLETTER APRIL 04

Health & Safety Review Meeting – April 20th
The annual Health & Safety review Meeting is being sponsored by Rock 2000 and Applied Conveyor and Belting.

Date Tuesday April 20th
Time 5:30pm
Venue Fulton Hogan Reliable Way, Ellerslie

Agenda:

* Quarry tour to look over rehabilitation works being undertaken on site.
* Overview of quarry rehabilitation project (Amy Bogalo)
* Health and Safety Review. Session headed by Quarries Inspector John Walrond. These reviews are an important part of the Institute?s calendar as it keeps as informed of the latest Safety requirements and tells us how well the industry is doing as a whole in this regard.
* Supper

Special talk – ?How not to spend US$400 million at 4000 metres in the Andes?– an investment in a cement plant in Columbia that went very wrong.
Presentation by Mining / Geotechnical Engineer, John Ashby
* Raffe draw

Jim Macdonald Memorial Lecture tour.
Was hosted by Ian Rodger at the Allenby Park Lodge, Papatoetoe on 5 Feb 04.
The presentation was not only informative but with Bryan Bartley?s added comments it provided a rare and fascinating insight into the Barmac story. Thank you Bryan
The Barmac is now being used in the remotest of locations from Kazakhstan, former USSR, to inside the Artic circle in Northern Sweden. Both these locations being in the extreme cold, crushing Iron Ore to the other end of the temperature scale to the desert in Chile.
Thank you again Ian, very interesting indeed and a fitting tribute to Jim Macdonald.