McDonald’s Lime, Oparure Quarry management and staff are on a high. And well they might be.
Each year the IOQ International Presidents select the best paper given at an Institute conference, seminar, meeting etc anywhere in the world which is adjudged to have contributed the most to the advancement of some aspect of the industry – either technical, environmental, strategic etc.

Oparure Quarry already secured three trophies at the Institute of Quarrying / Aggregates and Quarrying Annual Conference held in Auckland in 2008:
* Winstone Aggregates Safety Award
* MIMICO Environmental Excellence Award
* Quarry & Mining Magazine Community & Social Sustainability Award

To have a paper recognised internationally (the Caernarfon Award) is the “icing on the cake”

NZ President, George Kelcher was present at the International Presidents’ Meeting held this year (2009) prior to the Southern Africa Conference (Durban) where this year’s entries were judged. He was very proud to have represented NZ on such an important occasion. Well done McDonald’s Lime – Darcy Maddern & Greg Slaughter and staff

Upload paper: “Sustainable Development Initiatives at Oparure Quarry”