Archive | July, 2017

Gordon Laing receives IOQNZ Award from Les Ward

2017 – IOQNZ Award

From the time Gordon Laing arrived in NZ in 2000 to manage the close of Winstone Aggregates’ Lunn Ave Quarry, he also made his presence felt as a member of the IOQNZ Auckland Branch. Gordon also served on the IOQNZ board for a number of years and was President from 2013 to 2015. This year […]


2017 – AJ & RJ Loader Sponsor’s Award

It was the first outing at a QuarryNZ Conference for Prime Pump. Prime Pump is a New Zealand based company that works exclusively on pumping solutions for mining, civil, marine, industrial and agricultural sectors. Their products, mainly drainage and slurry pumps and associated fittings, are sourced from manufacturers across the globe. Prime Pump are based […]

<strong>Zara Clifton</strong>, Rocktec

2017 – NZ Quarry & Mining Awards

This year editor of NZ Quarry and Mining Magazine, Alan Titchall recognised three persons in the quarrying industry as “future leaders” . They ere each provided with a certificate and $1000 each. Details about each of the recipients is courtesy of Q&M Magazine, July 31, 2017. Three years ago while doing a feature on Rocktec […]

Worksafe NZ Chief Inspector Extractives Quarry Leadership Award

2017 – Chief Inspectors Award

The Worksafe New Zealand Chief Inspector Extractives Safety Leadership Award recognises demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and safety leadership in the area of workplace health and safety, in both the extractives and extractives support sectors. The award will be aimed at a company rather than an individual operation/site and is to be presented annually. Prior […]

Andy Loader receives the Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy from Les Ward, and  MC Steve Davis

2017 – Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy

Andy Loader‘s paper presented at the QuarryNZ 2017 conference titled “QUARRYING IN THE AUCKLAND REGION – Past Present and Future” required a considerable amount of research, particularly to obtain copies of the many photos from library archival records. He discussed the lengths that some former quarry operators went to leave and develop an area that […]

Matt Webster with RD  Hassed Memorial Trophy

2017 – RD Hassed Memorial trophy

The 2017 RD Hassed Memorial Trophy was awarded to Matt Webster of Websters hydrated Lime Co Ltd. Matt has reinvigorated the Central Districts region, as both Branch Chairman and member of Executive Council IOQNZ. He has increased member numbers and meetings throughout this widespread catchment. He has helped guide members through new legislation. While on […]

Webinars – Aug-Oct 2017

The following webinars are now available: Sessions commence at 12 noon NZST Date Subject / Information Presenter RegistrationChoose Session CPD Hours CPD Competency AUGUST 2017: August 04: CONVEYORS Sean Kinder 12 noon 1 Operating and safety systems August 07: TEST METHODS Richard Ernst CANCELLED 1 Operating and safety systems August 09: OPERATIONAL PLANNING Hamish Beattie […]

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WorkSafe NZ COC Review Workshops

WorkSafe New Zealand, the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) and MITO are holding nationwide workshops to provide an overview and explanation of the consultation process for: • proposed revised CoC requirements (WorkSafe and the Board) • proposed changes to unit standards content prompted by feedback from the NZ Mining Board of Examiners […]

Orica Safe Efficient Blasting Course – Nov 2017

Registration of Interest Safe and Efficient Blasting In Quarries TRAINING PROGRAM – 3 day course OBJECTIVES To give course participants a greater understanding of drilling and blasting technology so they can carry out their jobs with greater safety and efficiency. WHO WILL BENEFIT owners, managers, regulators and contractors including: Shotfirers, Blasting Crew, Foreman, Supervisors, Engineers, […]