Archive | July, 2012

Mike McSaveney with Dean Torstonson

2012 Winstone Aggregates Safety Award

HG Leach operate a number of quarries in the Waikato / Bay of Plenty region including Tahuna Quarry which this year received recognition by being awarded the Winstone Aggregates Safety Award. Mike McSaveney, acting General Manager of Winstone Aggregates (L) congratulated Dean Torstonsen who collected the award on “behalf of the boys”

2012 Loader Sponsors Shield

2012 – AJ & RJ Loader Sponsors Shield

Pilbrow Surveying Ltd are the first company in New Zealand to use the Gatewing X100 aerial mapping system. Their display caught the eye of everyone, most intrigued with the stunning results obtained from such a wee plane. For more details visit Pilbrow webpage It was appropriate that Pilbrow Surveying secured the AJ & RJ Loader’s […]

Winstone Aggregates Northern operations Manager, Rob Smith collects the <em>Rocktec Innovation Award</em> from Les Ward, Rocktec's Technical Sales Manager.

2012 – Rocktec Innovation Award – Tony Carpenter

Tony Carpenter has been a standout employee / member for Winstone Aggregates and the IOQ for several years and the Rocktec Award seems to have the greatest fit with his achievements and efforts as an IOQ member. Despite only being in the industry for six and a half years, Tony Carpenter is a familiar face […]

Pat Te Amo with Gavin Hartley

2012 – Citation Pat Te Amo

Pat TeAmo started work for Wharehine Contractors Ltd in 1966 at the age of 23. Worked in Wharehine’s Quarry Division until his retirement in December 2011 Now works as a consultant to the company for approximately two (2) days a week keeping a check on the next generation of quarry workers for the company directors. […]

Graham Ferguson (L) presents Redbull Powder Company <strong>Peter Shapiro</strong> with the Niemac Trophy

2012 – Niemac Award, Peter Shapiro

There were four nominations this year for the Niemac Award, but Peter Shapiro‘s innovative approach to creating a new business opportunity took this years prize. Since establishing the Redbull Powder Company 14 years ago, Peter has constantly pushed the boundaries with regard to providing the best possible services to their clients in the quarrying industry. […]

A handful of people whose stories feature in <em>Profiles in Stone</em>

Profiles in Stone launched at 2012 Conference

The launch of Profiles in Stone – Stories from New Zealand Quarrymen has been the culmination of nearly three years work behind the scenes. Louise Foord and co-author Neil Clayton interviewed the folks whose stories are told in the book. There’s a chapter on the inspectors too, who many regarded as close friends. And stories […]

Julie & Bruce Taylor pose with Gavin Hartley

2012 – Honorary Fellowship

Fulton Hogan’s Bruce Taylor was presented with an Honorary Fellowship from the Institute of Quarrying and a Life Membership from the Aggregate & Quarrying Association. Bruce started driving a coal truck, excavator and digger on the West Coast for Gibbons Holdings in 1962. He quickly progressed to running mobile and stationary plant, eventually becoming the […]

Gavin Hartley (R) presents <strong>Tony Smith</strong> with the RD Hassed Memorial Trophy and a certificate

2012 – RD Hassed Memorial Trophy

Tony Smith was the recipient of the RD Hassed Memorial trophy. He had an ongoing commitment to ensure that the GoughCAT Dinner, which forms an integral part of the combined annual conference of the AQA / IOQ, was planned to perfection. Over the past few years he has been to many in our industry a […]

Gavin Hartley presents <strong>Murray Discombe</strong> with a Certificate for "Best paper at conference" and the Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy

2012 Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy

The 2012 award for “best paper” was awarded to Murray Discombe His paper entitled “Land Damage Assessment; Liquefaction and Lateral Spread” described the geotechnical reasons for the extensive damage to land and dwellings fromthe Canterbury earthquakes. Tonkin & Taylor are EQC’s engineers. They enlisted the support from numerous Consulting Engineers from New Zealandand and Australia […]