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 QuarryNZ Conference, Wellington, he was awarded the Goughs CAT Award.

When Steve Ellis received the Worksafe New Zealand Chief Inspector Extractives Safety Leadership Award, recognising demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and safety leadership in the area of workplace health and safety, he was quick to congratulate all his quarry managers including Shane for their efforts.

In 2017, Shane was the recipient of the Auckland Branch Mimico Mentor Award , always a strong advocate for quarrying operations health and safety and the go-to person for advice and guidance for many of the staff for some 25 or more years.

We pass on our sympathies to his wife and family at this time.