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Auckland Branch supplier evening with SKF & Bridgestone

Branch Report by Chris Gray On 14th June ‘11 the Auckland Branch held their suppliers evening This year it was hosted by SKF New Zealand Ltd at their facilities in East Tamaki. Gary Allen, SKF National Sales Manager, got things underway with an introduction to SKF and their products specifically designed for the quarrying / […]

Winstone 3 Kings Quarry plan

Three Kings Quarry is located just 6km from the Auckland CBD. As it nears the end of its life as a working quarry, Winstone Aggregates proposal to utilise it as a cleanfill / development site moves a step closer. more

H&S Review - Auckland

H&S Review – Auckland

10 May 2011. At the Auckland Branch Meeting held our sponsors venue, Gough CAT commenced the evening with Sales Manager Tony Smith reviewing factors attributed to increased operator comfort and safety, with an particular emphasis on hearing. It’s not that many years ago when machine operators sat in open cabs exposed to noisy engine exhausts […]

2010 Blackwood Shield awarded to Gordon Laing

At the Institute of Quarrying (Auckland Branch) Christmas Dinner sponsored by Porter Hire , one of the highlights was the announcement of the 2010 receipient – for Outstanding Contribution to the Institute of Quarrying over the years quote. Now General Manager for Ihumatao Quarry, Gordon Laing spent approximately half of his working life in the […]

Quarry centre of big plan

“More than 26,000 jobs could be created by a proposed 420-hectare industrial park around the Drury quarry, owner Stevenson says.” For those of us in the quarrying sector, a proposal of this nature and magnitude is a good news story, as protection of such a large resource of aggregate in reasonably close proximity to the […]

2008 AQA Life Membership John McCallum

2008 AQA Life Membership John McCallum

John McCallum speaks to the delegates at the Goughs Dinner, after receiving a Life Membership from the Aggregate and Quarry Association NZ Inc from George Cunningham. John is pictured here with AQA President James Boyce, and MC Steve Davis. Notes from George Cunningham’s presentation: “When I met John McCallum is 1967, he had already been […]

'Mounts Wire' host Auckland Meeting Feb 2006

‘Mounts Wire’ host Auckland Meeting Feb 2006

When Lindsay Cook, General Manager of Mounts Wire Industries describes some of his company’s achievements he does so with a quiet passion, and a real sense of pride. After all, not many companies extend back 87 years In 1919 Mounts Wire commenced its operations in Newmarket. In those days two brothers, Robert and Lesley Ross […]

Murray Swain

Mr Sandman wins Paykel Shield

On November 25th 2005, at the Auckland Branch Annual Christmas function, held at the Waipuna Lodge and sponsored by Komatsu, Orica and Applied Conveyor and Belting it was time again to honour a man who was a part of the committee that year when the idea for the Paykel shield was first mooted – 1990. […]