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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 […]

Murray Harvey (left) receives the Paykel Shield from Mike Rawson of Blackwood / Paykel.

Paykel Shield 2013

Murray Harvey, of Applied Conveyor & Belting has not missed many IOQ Branch meetings, and has been a regular sponsor at the Annual IOQNZ / AQA Conferences for many years. His ongoing support of the local Auckland Branch made him an easy choice for the 2013 award, presented at the IOQ Christmas function.

Certificates of Competence Information for MBIE

CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCE INFORMATION: The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment intends to contact all current Certificate of Competence (COC) holders to provide information about upcoming changes. It is important that your details are up to date in the COC database maintained by MITO on behalf of the Ministry. Please email michelle.crompton@mito.org.nz or phone Michelle […]

Wally Yelavich received his "Founding member" Award at the 2008 QuarryNZ Conference, Auckland

Founding Member Wally Yelavich passes

It is with great sadness that we record the passing of one of the Institute of Quarrying NZ Founding members, Walter Peter (Wally) Yelavich on 13 July 2013, aged 89 years. Wally recently featured in the “Profiles in Stone” book published by the IOQNZ in 2012, highlighting his long career in the quarrying and transport […]

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Newsletter – June 2013 released

Contents: President’s Note QuarryNZ Conference Dunedin 2013 –‘ Rock our Global Foundation’ Quarry Industry Training Organisation – MITO MinEx Continuing Professional Development MBIE Discussion Document – Implementing Recommendations from the Royal Commission 45th ANNUAL AQA & IOQ JOINT CONFERENCE 2013 – Updates Metso – Lokotrak LT96 Incidents from Minex Welcome to New members June 2013 […]