This year there were two recipients for the IOQNZ Shield:

Gavin Hartley receives the IOQNZ shield from Gavin Laing as he steps down from the IOQNZ Executive. Gavin was President from 2011 to 2013. He rated working with Neil Clayton and Louise Foord to produce the Profiles in Stone, Stories about NZ Quarrymen one of the most rewarding experiences. (At the last IOQ Executive meeting it was moved to produce volume 2)


Lex Robb has been a stalwart of Otago / Southland Branch, and secured the Niemac trophy in 2010 for innovative improvements of a lime milling plant. Since “retiring” he has continued to mentor new members into the quarrying industry. The IOQNZ Shield is a fitting tribute to a great bloke.