Our mission is to promote the fellowship, education and training of members to enhance the image and professionalism of quarrying in New Zealand.
- Membership To achieve and maintain a high level of membership of the Institute in New Zealand.
- Training To actively support, promote and encourage training and education with relevant input from outside organisational bodies.
- Health & Safety To promote and encourage best practice in relation to Health and Safety in the workplace.
- Environment To promote good environmental management practice throughout the quarrying industry.
- Relationships To maintain and enhance relationships with, other industry associations, the public, media and government through the active participation.
- Financial To ensure that the finances of the organisation are sufficient to carry out the objectives.
- Affiliation To advance the science of quarrying (“the Science”) in New Zealand or overseas in the interests of the public at large, whether in New Zealand or overseas.
- Image To promote the profession of quarrying as an essential activity, vital to our way of life.
Membership ACTION STEPS
- Actively promote the benefits of the IOQ to all industry employees.
- Provide IOQ promotional material to members, local branches, companies, trade suppliers.
- Support and promote local branch activities:
Develop and distribute the Institute Officers’ Guide to Council and Branch Chairman and receive suggestions for improvements
- Encourage members to enter for the Annual National awards
- Maintain a complete list of all branch meetings and contact details on the IOQ web site
- Recommend options to encourage more members to be involved in IOQ matters and activities.
- Review the success (or otherwise) of the initiative to present membership certificates to new entrants at branch meetings.
- Ensure that the President or his elected representative visits local branches at least once a year.
- Recommend and coordinate with local branches four Lecture Tours per year
- Consider and report to Council on the payment of fees and expenses for speakers on IOQ Branch and national events
- Coordinate Branch Reports to be tabled at Council Meetings
- Coordinate for Branch Chairman to attend one IOQ Executive meeting per year.
- To have continued representation in the governance of MITO to ensure all education and training needs of IOQ members are met.
- Co-operate with training organisations for the ongoing needs of industry and individuals for training courses particularly in respect of:
- quarry management
- business acumen including legal and statute obligations
- health and safety management
- materials handling and processing.
- environmental management.
- Encourage directly, and via local branches, industry?s full involvement and commitment to higher education courses in quarrying
- Prepare in consultation with the Combined AQA/IOQ Conference Committee, a four-year rolling programme of conference symposium topics
- Prepare a summary of publications and technical handbooks covering a range of technical subjects:
- to identify subject matters, priorities and consider the frequency of updating,
- consider awards for authors in conjunction with the Educational Development Fund Committee
- Review all scholarships and prizes with particular reference to
- what is available
- selection criteria
- results, and
- active promotion
- Receive proposals from the members in respect of funding recommendations and monitor results.
- To review the qualification criteria for membership of the Institute.
- To keep a watching brief on the effect of legislation both local / central and its potential effect on the industry.
- Support other Industry Associations such as the Aggregate & Quarry Association (AQA) and the NZMIA to ensure a unified industry wide representation.
Finance and General Purposes
- To manage the financial affairs of the Institute to ensure that the Mission and Objectives can be met:
- to monitor operating performance against budget
- to review the performance of the Institute’s investment portfolio.
- Maintain a watching brief on the financial implications from changes in the IOQ membership.
- Oversee the administrative arrangements for the annual conference:
- to present recommendations on a revised conference format to Council
- to develop a set of guidelines for potential sponsors
- finalise a rota of conference host branches
- develop a policy in respect of invited guests
- To keep a watching brief on the performance of the Institute in relation to its objectives:
- oversee the development of the business plan
- review staff resources in respect of the projected workload
- establish a five-year plan rolling plan for the succession of Honorary Officers
- consider and make recommendations for Additional Members of Council, including the possible provision of places for young members, and
- make recommendations for honours and awards
- To liase with the overseas division and branches over matters associated with affiliation
- Propose items for the Executive meetings
- Provide advice and guidance to the other overseas groups in respect of affiliation as requested.
- Consider reports in respect of official overseas visits and take such action as is within the remit of the committee.
- To consider any appropriate changes of a constitutional nature
- Consider the implications of simplifying the membership grade structure