The trophy was donated to the Institute by the Explosives division of ICI (New Zealand Ltd (now Orica) in memory of the late RD Hassed who was the Inaugural Chairman (1968-1971) and long time serving secretary of the Institute of Quarrying.
This trophy is awarded annually to the NZ member of the Institute who has made the most outstanding contribution to the Branch during the current year.
Nominations for this award can be made by any member of the Institute or any group committee, and should be received by 31 May.
The selection panel will consist of the NZ President, Vice President and one senior member of the Institute co-opted by the Executive.
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.