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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 […]

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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 […]

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Obituary – Merv Leach

“A legend has just died. Our column of Andesite Rock has broken” This was the notice announcing the sad news on 7 April 2016 that MERV LEACH had passed away, aged 87. Merv had been involved in the quarrying business since the early 50’s spending many of his early days delivering road metal while his […]

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2015 IOQNZ Awards

This year there were two recipients for the IOQNZ Shield: Gavin Hartley receives the IOQNZ shield from Gavin Laing as he steps down from the IOQNZ Executive. Gavin was President from 2011 to 2013. He rated working with Neil Clayton and Louise Foord to produce the Profiles in Stone, Stories about NZ Quarrymen one of […]

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Bryan Bartley passes

Bryan Bartley passed away on 24 March 2015. Bryan and Elaine were well-known in many circles, including the quarrying sector. Bryan will be remembered by the Winstone Aggregates as someone who had the foresight in the 60’s to arrange the purchase of a quarry “out in the sticks” which we know today as the flagship […]