AUCKLAND BRANCH 2004 – ARDIE RANKIN WINS PAYKEL SHIELD

The 2004 Auckland Branch Christmas function was hosted by Komatsu, Ingersoll Rand, Groenenveld, and Deals on Wheels. Another great success

Keith Niederer


One of New Zealand’s quarrying legends, aka “Mr Quarry” gave a talk on his experiences in the industry not to mention his experience in his free time. Thank you Keith. Very interesting and very funny.

Brian Bouzaid (President I.O.Q. New Zealand) spoke on what has been achieved during the past year (read Brian’s Report)

Steve Haines (Regional Sales Manager Komatsu New Zealand) also contributed to the night with their thoughts and wishes on the industry as a whole. Thank you Brian, Steve.

Ardie Rankin receives Paykel Shield

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Paykel Engineering Shield to Ardie Rankin for Outstanding Contribution to the Auckland Group During the Years. Well deserved Ardie. Well done.
John Ashby

John Ashby awarded Honorary Fellow

Other highlights included the upgrade of membership to “Honorary Fellow” on long-serving member John Ashby, pictured here with President Brian Bouzaid.

Wally Yelavich & Ivan Swain

Also present at the meeting were “retired members” Wally Yelavich and Ivan Swain.

This year we raised $1000 for the Child Cancer Society of New Zealand (Auckland Branch) They were extremely appreciative by this expression of goodwill especially at this time of year.

Thanks again everybody and especially Komatsu for a fantastic venue, food, beverages, and evening.