Archive | September, 2014

WorkSafe – Best Practice Guidelines

The final draft of the Best Practice Guidelines for Health and Safety in Opencast Mines, Alluvial Mines and Quarries is now available: The document comprises 190 pages and is very comprehensive. However, it is still a draft. Some of you may have submissions and the WorkSafe team will appreciate any feedback. But, rather than have […]


Field Trip to Taharoa Sands- Oct 11

Waikato / Bay of Plenty Branch are planning a trip to Taharoa Sands on Saturday October 11th. Will be a unique opportunity to see this operation and some pretty impressive equipment, including C&R’s CAT D11s. From our host Jason Hinton: With the numbers I am hoping we can split into two groups so we can […]

New Vale mine
(photo ex ODT)

Field Trip – New Vale Coal Mine and Waikaia Gold Mine

Southland / Otago Branch propose a field trip on 27 September Field Trip Sponsors – Blackhead Quarries, Road Metals & Transdiesel Thumbnail overviews: New Vale: New Vale is located 11 km southeast of Gore The mine has been in operation since the 1940s. Purchased by government-owned Solid Energy in 2006. Production capacity: 310,000 tonnes/year Opencast […]