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Jim Macdonald Memorial Lecture Tour

The Jim Macdonald Memorial Lecture Tour has been arranged by the IOQNZ to various branches during May June 2017: May 22 Northland (Whangarei) May 23 Auckland May 24 Waikato / Bay of Plenty (Matamata) May 25 Central Districts (Palmerston North) May 29 Canterbury (Nelson) May 31 Canterbury (Christchurch) Jun 01 Otago / Southland (Dunedin) Guest […]

Mike Haynes (McCallum Bros) received Trimble "Best employee for 2016" from Bruce Warner.

Mentor and Best Employee Awarded at IOQ AK function

The IOQ Auckland branch Christmas function has been synonymous with the spirit of Christmas – in 2016 Starship Hospital was chosen as the recipient of our charity raffle. Howwver there were some new things to celebrate: Chis Edmonds has been with Winstones for 30 years and has a special manner to encourage his staff. Other […]

John Ashby with Viking Conveyor Paykel Shield

John Ashby wins Viking Conveyor Paykel Shield

The 2016 Christmas function was an occasion to remember. John Ashby was honoured for his “outstanding service to the IOQNZ (Auckland Branch). John has technical expertise in many fields – survey and geological mapping, hydraulic design, slope stability analysis an design, undergound excavation design, drill and blast engineering, risk analysis, and more. He has been […]

IOQNZ Newsletter
Sept 2016

IOQNZ Sep 2016 Newsletter

Latest Newsletter available Presidents Report Branch reports 2016 IOQ NZ Award Winners AQA Mimico Excellence Awards Webster Education Scholarship IOQ NZ Training Facilitator CPD Training Overview IOQ NZ Webinars BOE Update IQ Photo Competition MITO Update MinEx Update IOQ NZ Youth Programme Pocket Guide Mining in Water Advertisements New Members

VIKING CONVEYOR- 2016 recipient of AJ&RJ Loader Sponsor's Award

2016 – Sponsors Award

It’s always hard choosing he sponsor’s award at each year’s conference. With over 70 internal and 12 external displays the delegates had every opportunity to pick up tid bits of information for the duration of the event. Viking demonstrated their Jim Way belt cleaners, designed to significantly reduce unsafe work conditions, caused by material build […]

Gordon Skeggs secured the MIMICO bronze award for Southern Aggregates

2015 MIMICO Environmental Bronze Award

The focus is the long-term rehabilitation of Fulton Hogan’s Gore Crushing quarry area, known locally as Jacobs Springs, following aggregate extraction from former farmland. Given this site adjoins the Mataura River, an internationally prized trout fishing river, it is essential the quarried areas are fully rehabilitated as extraction proceeds. A two-year planting riparian programme is […]

Chris Gray receives the MIMICO Silver Award on behalf of <strong>Belmont Quarry</strong>

2015 MIMICO Environmental Silver Award

This innovative project uses environmental consent conditions at Winstone Aggregate’s Belmont Quarry to increase staff understanding of resource consents, and other regulatory regimes within which the quarry operates. The quarry has 13 resource consents, 310 consent conditions, one wildlife permit, three certificates of compliance, seven management plans and must comply with the permitted activity rules […]

<strong>Tim Warren</strong> secured the Gold MIMICO Award for Westport

2015 MIMICO Environmental Gold Award

The Holcim NZ project is a major rehabilitation of the Tauranga Bay (Westport) quarry and surrounding land, following Holcim’s decision to close the quarrying and cement making facilities by mid 2016. The aim is to rehabilitate the site into a recreation amenity for public use and restore surrounding lands to a maturing indigenous forest. It […]

Keith Niederer receives Honorary Fellowship from Gordon Laing

Keith Niederer – Honorary Fellow

The name Keith Niederer is synonymous with quarrying in New Zealand. Since we launched the book (at the 2012 Dunedin Conference ) Profiles in Stone regaling stories from NZ Quarrymen, which included a great one on some of Keith’s life, Keith has not been able to attend many local branch meetings or Conferences. Gordon Laing […]