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Obituary - Russell Vickers

Obituary – Russell Vickers

It is with sadness that we record the passing on one of life’s true gentlemen – Russell Vickers 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 and received several […]

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: […]

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 […]

Obituary - Shane Toto

Obituary – Shane Toto

It is with sadness we advise that one of Stevenson’s long-serving quarry managers has passed away. Shane Toto  has been an integral part of the Drury Quarry management team and prior to that at East Tamaki Quarry. Shane was a kind-hearted, caring man, always approachable and with a great sense of humour.  At the 2007 […]

NZ Mining BoE – COC renewals

The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) recognises that the impact of Covid-19 has had significant impact on CoC holders and their ability to apply for or renew their CoC and to attend face to face CPD activities. The Board and Secretariat are working hard with WorkSafe’s Legal and Policy teams to identity […]