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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. . .

IOQNZ Newsletter – Sep 2012

The latest IOQNZ September 2012 Newsletter is now available Notes from the President Executive Activity Continuing Professional Development Wellington Conference EXITO MinEx IoQ Website IOQ Excellence Awards by Carol Delaney Recording Our History Article from Minex Newsletter New members Advanced Engineering Group Ltd Open Day Read more. .

A handful of people whose stories feature in <em>Profiles in Stone</em>

Profiles in Stone launched at 2012 Conference

The launch of Profiles in Stone – Stories from New Zealand Quarrymen has been the culmination of nearly three years work behind the scenes. Louise Foord and co-author Neil Clayton interviewed the folks whose stories are told in the book. There’s a chapter on the inspectors too, who many regarded as close friends. And stories […]

Mike Ross in Canterbury

Mike Ross in Canterbury

As Mike Ross was recently in Christchurch, the opportunity was taken at short notice for for him to present his paper from this year’s IOQ/AQA Conference at a Canterbury meeting. A good attendance was rewarded with the interesting history of Rock Products The story as it unfolds is accompanied by a slide show. This at […]

Andrew Mahan elected Canterbury Chairman

Andrew Mahan elected Canterbury Chairman

The members present at Canterbury Branch meeting held on 21 May 2008 in Christchurch endorsed the election of Andrew Mahon as Chairman. Andrew is a member of the IOQNZ Executive Committee, and works with Isaac Construction Company. Isaacs have a motto – “combining construction with conservation” , and the company has received many awards for […]

Canterbury Branch Report – March 06

The Canterbury Branch of the Institute of Quarrying NZ (Inc) had a very busy week at the end of February 2006 commencing with a branch meeting on Monday 27th February at the Equestrian Hotel Christchurch, with a strong turn out – 48 members in attendance. New members received their Institute of Quarrying scrolls as well […]


The most recent branch meeting was held on 30 May 2005 at Hornby Working Men?s Club Christchurch Branch members and interested parties were welcomed to the meeting by Rob Kennington (standing in for George Mitchell). George Mitchell tendered his resignation as Canterbury Branch Chairman due to ill health. We would like to thank George for […]