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2015 SCE / Rocktec Award

Cobus van Vuuren, Higgins Aggregates secured the Southern Cross Engineering / Rocktec Award for innovative work on the new fixed plant at Baldwins Quarry, Meremere. see details Congratulation also to the three others short-listed for the SCE/Rocktec Award: Johnny Dickson – Dickson Transport & Quarries Ltd Gordon Skeggs – Southern Aggregates George Jensen – McDonalds […]


Whangarei Conference 2014

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 […]

IOQ Awards 2013

IOQ Awards 2013

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 […]

Rocktec Award 2013
George Kelcher

2013 Rocktec Innovation Award

Rocktec now forms part of of the Southern Cross Engineering Group. This year Road Metals manufactured a machine to remove coal from gravel, so the resulting product could be used in “breeze blocks” at an Alexandra plant. This was an outstanding example of innovation which impressed the judging team .

Winstone Aggregates Northern operations Manager, Rob Smith collects the <em>Rocktec Innovation Award</em> from Les Ward, Rocktec's Technical Sales Manager.

2012 – Rocktec Innovation Award – Tony Carpenter

Tony Carpenter has been a standout employee / member for Winstone Aggregates and the IOQ for several years and the Rocktec Award seems to have the greatest fit with his achievements and efforts as an IOQ member. Despite only being in the industry for six and a half years, Tony Carpenter is a familiar face […]