Bonnie Walker
wins the 2021 Terra CAT Travel Award

Sincere thanks to Terra CAT, sponsors of the QuarryNZ 2021 Conference dinner, attended by nearly 400 delegates and partners.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2021 Terra CAT Travel Award won by Bonnie Walker of Fulton Hogan.
Based in Motueka, Bonnie operated loader and mobile crushing plant at various quarries from 2015 – 2018, was Quarry Foreman 2018 – 2020, and since Jan 2020 is the Appleby Quarries Supervisor.

Bonnie has completed her Quarry Managers B grade qualification and is now part of the IOQ Youth Programme as she continues to develop her career path.

Bonnie was a finalist in the National Association of Women in Construction Awards which lay testament to the dedication and enthusiasm Bonnie brings to her work. As part of her time in Auckland to attend the awards evening, Bonnie was given the opportunity to visit the Stevenson’s Drury quarry where she spent half a day with the crew and management who took her around the site. This gave Bonnie a taste of sheer scale and intensity of this type of operation and a willingness to find out more. Bonnie has proven herself as a competent operator looking after her machine and the machines that she is assigned to work with.

Bonnie has been exposed to challenging working environments such as managing the operations at Black Marble quarry which is a remote hard rock quarry in Golden Bay, Wairoa Quarry in the back of Brightwater also a hard rock to the Appleby Crushing and Screening operations which is an alluvial operation run by Fulton Hogan. This ability for Bonnie to be able to work in these challenging and busy environments shows the respect shown to her by her peers but also her versatility to be able to adapt to different environments and machine practices.

Congratulations Bonnie on your award.

Other nominations were received from Mark Walls, Jo Dickson, Nathan Taylor, Cameron Walker, Tony Barbarich, Daniel Topp, Bruce Bowie.