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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the great conferences. Warm friendly folk. Excited to show off their spot in the north. Sheryl Mai, Mayor of Whangarei, welcomed the delegates and partners. The GoughCAT dinner was served one table at a time. Great food brought out by 20 or so young dedicated conscientious waiters and waitresses. A dinner assisted by […]
Another successful QuarryNZ Conference has been held 10-12 July in Dunedin. Recipients of the The Institute of Quarrying Awards are: Winstone Aggregates Safety Award RD Hassed Memorial Trophy Rocktec Innovation Award Niemac Trophy Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy IOQNZ Shield Caernarfon Award Recipients of the The Aggregate & Quarry […]
The MIMICO Awards recognise the contributions made by member companies and staff in caring for the environment. The scope includes any action, process, activity or project that has a positive effect on the environment. It may be a one off or ongoing, a formal project or someone’s idea that has been put into practice. It […]
Eric Souchon has been an integral part of the Aggregate & Quarry Association (AQA) for may years. Honouring him with a Life membership is a fitting tribute as he steps down from the AQA Council this year.
Ever since Sir Neil and Lady Diana Isaac commenced quarrying operations at McLeans Island (near the Christchurch airport) in the early 1950’s their operation has had a strong commitment to conservation and the protection of endangered species, creating a legacy for future generations to enjoy. This conservation ethos has led to the development of Peacock […]
A double award for Bruce Taylor this conference – Life Membership from the Aggregate and Quarrying Association, and Honorary Fellow from the IOQNZ. How good is that !!