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 […]
Fulton Hogan’s Bruce Taylor was presented with an Honorary Fellowship from the Institute of Quarrying and a Life Membership from the Aggregate & Quarrying Association. Bruce started driving a coal truck, excavator and digger on the West Coast for Gibbons Holdings in 1962. He quickly progressed to running mobile and stationary plant, eventually becoming the […]
Robert Webster is lost for words when President Warwick Leach announces the 2011 Honorary Fellowship. However Julie is delighted with the decision.
Honorary Fellowships are for recognition of long standing service to the IOQ.
Chief Inspector of Mines Tunnels & Quarries, John Walrond, has been a great supporter of the Institute of Quarrying especially at his local Auckland Branch One of the fixtures on the Auckland Branch Diary has been John’s presentation of the “Annual Health & Safety Review” which he has made every year for the last 8 […]
Brian Bouzaid has a passion for the quarrying industry. Over the past 14 years he has served the NZ IOQ well – not only serving his Wellington Branch but also as an very active and dedicated council member for the National Executive. He represented us well overseas as NZ President and has offered stability and […]
The Annual Conference is an ideal time and place to recognise those who deserve a special mention for their long-standing commitment to the IOQ. This year two Honorary Fellowships were awarded. Pictured here with Steve Ellis, are Russell Vickers owner of Vickers Quarries (Stratford) and President of the IOQ 2001-2003, and Eric Souchon, General Manager […]
Andrew Robertson (left) and Andy Loader were each awarded an Honorary Fellowship for their long standing service to the NZ branch of the Institute. Both served the industry firstly in quarrying roles, and later as Quarry Inspectors. Both Andrews have served on the IOQ Executive, with Andy Loader holding the NZ Chairman’s office during 1991-1993. […]
From left to right: George KelcherRoad Metals, Oamaru (RD Hassed Memorial Trophy and Komatsu Award) Ross PicardSmyths QuarryKaipara Ltd (Bruce Webster Scholarship) Andy LoaderFirst Rock Consultancy Auckland (Honorary Fellow) Mike McSaveneyManagerCentral North Island Quarries (Winstone Aggregates Safety Award – received on behalf of Otaika Quarry) Andrew RoberstonAmalmo Products Napier (Honorary Fellow) Andrew DronjakGeneral ManagerMcRobbie Dowling […]
The Wairakei Conference saw three worthy Institute of Quarrying members awarded Honorary Fellows have all been associated with the quarrying industry for many years. Their services to the Institute of Quarrying were recognised in the best way possible – at the combined IOQ/AQA National Conference in front of their peers & colleagues.