Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy

This award is in memory of the late Lyn Jordan who was an early member of the New Zealand Institute.

The Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy is awarded to the Institute member, or members, whose technical paper is judged the best given at an Institute Branch Meeting or the NZ Annual Conference.


  1. The paper can be presented by one person or be a joint effort by a group or organisation
  2. The term “technical” includes all aspects of the quarry industry including environment, research, transport, land, administration, and may be on an operation outside New Zealand.
  3. The Institute reserves the right to publish the paper either in whole or part in the Newsletter and other “official” Institute publications.
  4. Nomination can be made by the author, group committees, or any Institute member.
  5. Nomination should be accompanied by 6 type-written copies of the paper together with the details of the nominee’s educational qualifications, membership status, and the date that the paper was presented.
  6. Nominations should be sent to the Secretary together with all required information before 31 May each year.
  7. Nominations for papers being presented at the Annual Conference should be sent to the Secretary before 31st May each year accompanied by three copies of the paper.
  8. The selection panel shall consist of the NZ President plus one North Island and one South Island member of the Executive Committee.

The trophy remains the property of the Institute of Quarrying NZ (Inc) and is held by the current recipient for the twelve months following its presentation, which is made at the Institute’s NZ Annual conference normally held in July each year.

Nomination Form

[Background information – Lyn Jordan worked for WE Sharp – CLICK to read more]

Past Winners

2022 Dr Mary Obele

2022 Kurt Hine

2021 Dr Mary Obele

2020 No conference

2019 Kerry Reilly

2018 Craig Hendry

2017 Andy Loader

2016 Tom Ross

2015 Rodney Pilbrow

2014 George Kelcher

2013 Daniel Leemeyer, Nick Bastow, and Jason Tavioni

2012 Murray Discombe

2011 Glenn Kiernan

2010 Jason Lowe

2009 Roger Mahan

2008 Bernie McDonald

2007 Gavin Hartley

2006 Murray Francis

2005 Andrew Dronjak

2004 Brian Bouzaid

2003 Phillipa Lamb

2002 Eric Souchon

2001 John Ashby

2000 Cobus van Vuuren

1999 Ian Rodger

1997 Peter Groube

1996 Steve Alford

1995 Chris Pilmer

1994 Rob Storrie

1993 Bruce Hayhow

1992 Kevin Branch

1991 Reg Hollingsworth

1990 Tom Linnell

1989 Gib Stuart

1988 David Niven

1987 Jim Hunter

1986 Bruce Webster

1985 George Cunningham

1984 Keith Niederer

Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy

The trophy is in the form of a vintage exploder donated by the Explosives Division of ICI NZ Ltd (now Orica).


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