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CoCs for quarries – FAQs

WorkSafe NZ has released a useful document clarifying the WorkSafeNZ position statement on the three most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on expiry dates of Certificates of Competency for Quarry Managers. CASE 1: A quarry where the manager has no CoC and has never held a CoC. CASE 2: A quarry where the manager’s CoC expires […]

End of an era – Field Trip to Waitakere Quarry

This maybe your last opportunity to see this Quarry. Extraction will cease in the near future. This will be a great site visit, lets show our thanks to Perry Aggregates for providing this opportunity and head along! Date: Tuesday 24th of February, 2015 at 6:00pm Venue: Waitakere (Te Henga Road) Quarry (off Scenic Drive) Please […]

CoC – new requirements gazetted

MEDIA RELEASE New competency requirements for safety-critical roles in mining and quarrying have been Gazetted and will come into force on 1 January 2015. The requirements will mean Certificate of Competence holders will have to sit additional unit standards by 1 January 2016 in order for their certificates to be valid. WorkSafe NZ’s Chief Inspector […]

New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners Appointed

Board of Examiners has been announced Download WorkSafe media statement about Board of Examiners appointments Ariadna Motus Project Manager High Hazards & Specialist Services 3 Oct 2014 Congratulations to those members of the IOQNZ on your appointments.

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Field Trip to Taharoa Sands- Oct 11

Waikato / Bay of Plenty Branch are planning a trip to Taharoa Sands on Saturday October 11th. Will be a unique opportunity to see this operation and some pretty impressive equipment, including C&R’s CAT D11s. From our host Jason Hinton: With the numbers I am hoping we can split into two groups so we can […]

Porter Group CEO, Darren Ralph congratulates Stevenson Group's Steve Ellis.

2014 – Porter Group Quarry Leadership Award

The Porter Group Quarry Leadership Award is a new award this year. The award was presented at the luncheon hosted by the Porter Group at Whangarei’s Toll Stadium. CEO Darren Ralph noted that there were several great names put forward, and was delighted that Steve Ellis was the inaugural recipient. A thumb-nail on Steve: The […]

Johnny Dickson flanked by Tony Forster and Andrea Pidcock.

Local Quarry scoops two awards at 2014 Conference

Dicksons Transport & Quarries have good reason to celebrate after the successful 2014 QuarryNZ Conference held in Whangarei. Six other quarry operations were nominated throughout NZ. When Tony Forster, Chief Inspector, Extractives (Quarries and Surface Mining) delivered the result that Dicksons Glenbervie Quarry (Whangarei) had secured the coveted Winstone Aggregates Safety Award, Quarry Manager, Johnny […]

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Jim Macdonald Memorial Lecture Tour

The 2014 Jim Macdonald Memorial Lecture Tour details have been finalised. Tony Forster has agreed to present at each of the branches during June. The lecture will be about the man and his passion for safety – not a lecture on rules and regulations. Please also see IOQNZ Diary Page for local branch meeting venues […]

IOQ Newsletter – April 2014

Read latest IOQNZ Newsletter (April 2014) with the following articles: Presidents Report Institute of Quarrying—new contact details New Secretary/Treasurer Otago/Southland Branch Report Waikato/Bay of Plenty Branch Report Fishing Competition—you are invited……… Quarry NZ Working Group Update MITO Update South Africa Conference 2014 – Tygerberg Quarry, Cape Town, South Africa Winstone Safety Award—2014 Award Nominations—Whangarei Conference […]