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Sean Fowler, 2001

Obituary – Sean Fowler

Sean Fowler died suddenly on 18 August 2020 after a brief illness, aged 54. Sean was a “larger then life”, charismatic guy, always quick with joke but as sincere as you could ever wish for. After his father Warren died in 1996, Sean took over the business – Warren Fowler Earthmovers and has since been […]

Obituary - Russell Vickers

Obituary – Russell Vickers

11.08.2020. It is with sadness that we record the passing on one of life’s true gentlemen – Russell Vickers aged 84. Russell was based in Stratford where he quarried a source immediately adjacent to Mount Taranaki. He joined the IOQNZ in 1982 and attended every annual conference up until 2016. He was President from 2001-2003 […]

Conference 2016 - Blenheim

Conference 2016 – Blenheim

The QuarryNZ 2016 Local Organising Committee invite all Delegates, Partners, Sponsors and Distributors to attend the 2015 QuarryNZ conference, themed Forging the Path to the Future. The Conference will be held at Claudelands, Blenheim between the 14th and 16th July 2016 Sponsors and Exhibitors Programme and Speakers Social events Accommodation Partners Programme Registration now open […]

Newsletter - Jun 2020

Newsletter – Jun 2020

Presidents Report Webinars / Youth Programme Branch Reports 2020 Friends of the IOQ Obituaries ACC Education Update Report MinEx Update CPD Opportunities MITO Update Jim Macdonald Lecture Tour Tribute for Bruce Hayhow BOE Update MIMICO Article Supplier Free Webinars Advertisements New Members Read June 2002 Newsletter



  Tēnā koutou katoa  It has certainly been a challenging few months for New Zealand with an international pandemic resulting in a state of national emergency. With the country in lockdown, our MITO team seamlessly transitioned to working from home providing the high level of service and care that characterises this impressive team! The Government’s Budget […]

6 Webinars from Metso

6 Webinars from Metso

Metso have 6 great webinars available: DateTopic16 JunGlobal launch: Nordtrack mobile range – The perfect balance between cost and productivity30 JunKeynote: Powering operations with aftermarket innovations7 Jul3 ways to improve your screening process with screening media14 JulMonitor, Maintain, Manage – remote monitoring for asset performance21 JulSix tips for more efficient screening28 JulLive Webinar July 28th: […]

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 […]