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Newsletter March 2017

March 2017 Newsletter President’s Report Branch reports QuarryNZ Conference Update Jim Macdonald Lecture Tour 2017 CPD Training Schedule Drilling & Blasting Course MinEx Update Award Nominations MITO Update Members Survey Results Advertisement—AEG Board of Examiners Update CPD—Online Upgrade MIMICO Article Advertisement—CMS Ltd New Members Previous newsletters

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Jim Macdonald Memorial Lecture Tour

The Jim Macdonald Memorial Lecture Tour has been arranged by the IOQNZ to various branches during May June 2017: May 22 Northland (Whangarei) May 23 Auckland May 24 Waikato / Bay of Plenty (Matamata) May 25 Central Districts (Palmerston North) May 29 Canterbury (Nelson) May 31 Canterbury (Christchurch) Jun 01 Otago / Southland (Dunedin) Guest […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]