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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.

New Vale mine
(photo ex ODT)

Field Trip – New Vale Coal Mine and Waikaia Gold Mine

Southland / Otago Branch propose a field trip on 27 September Field Trip Sponsors – Blackhead Quarries, Road Metals & Transdiesel Thumbnail overviews: New Vale: New Vale is located 11 km southeast of Gore The mine has been in operation since the 1940s. Purchased by government-owned Solid Energy in 2006. Production capacity: 310,000 tonnes/year Opencast […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 or phone Michelle […]


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 […]

MBIE Consultations announced

Attached please find a Public & Industry Consultations Schedule for the second round of consultations on the Safe Mines – Safe Workers discussion documents. MBIE advise that the * 12 noon – 1.30 pm session will focus on the contents of Vol 1 of the discussion document * 2 – 4 pm session will focus […]


FNDC Draft Plan targets truck traffic

The Far North District Council (FNDC) Draft Annual Plan targets truck movements over council roads. The IOQNZ has received the following letter from Bellingham Quarries, expressing their concerns, as follows: Bellingham Quarries Ltd is a family owned and operated quarrying business that operate nine strategic sites around the Far North District, some which sell small […]

Southern Cross Enginering

Canterbury Branch Meeting – 21 March

WHERE: SOUTHERN CROSS ENGINEERING ADDRESS: 128 MACES ROAD, BROMLEY SPEAKER: LES WARD (ROCKTEC) WHEN: 21 MARCH 2013 TIME: 7.00 PM Les is a popular member of the IOQNZ Executive Committee and has a wealth of experience in all manner of crushing and screening systems and other quarrying machinery. Don’t miss it More details. . .