Archive | May, 2020

Webinar – IQA – Brady report

The Institute of Quarrying (IQA) invites members and associated industry professionals to attend the upcoming webinar: The Brady Report: Review & Recommendations. The report, Review of all fatal accidents in Queensland mines and quarries from 2000 to 2019, by Dr Sean Brady, was tabled in Queensland Parliament in February 2020. It is an independent analysis of […]

Impact of COVID-19 on CoC Holders

The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners and Secretariat recognise the impact that the COVID-19 restrictions may have had on Certificate of Competence (CoC) holders and have worked with WorkSafe on ways to assist those affected. The restrictions and their effects have changed over time and will potentially change further as the Government’s pandemic response is expected […]

Obituary – Mark Laybourn

It is with sadness we advise the death of Mark Elliot Laybourn on 19.05.2020, aged 52. Mark commenced his working career in the late 1980’s as an apprentice fitter & turner with McBreen Jenkins. Mark was the son of Max Laybourn a shareholder and Director of McBreens, and prominent figure in Northland quarrying with the […]

Obituary - Shane Toto

Obituary – Shane Toto

It is with sadness we advise that one of Stevenson’s long-serving quarry managers has passed away. Shane Toto  has been an integral part of the Drury Quarry management team and prior to that at East Tamaki Quarry. Shane was a kind-hearted, caring man, always approachable and with a great sense of humour.  At the 2007 […]