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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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Field Trip to Taharoa Sands- Oct 11

Waikato / Bay of Plenty Branch are planning a trip to Taharoa Sands on Saturday October 11th. Will be a unique opportunity to see this operation and some pretty impressive equipment, including C&R’s CAT D11s. From our host Jason Hinton: With the numbers I am hoping we can split into two groups so we can […]

Joanne Dickson, 2014 recipient of the Niemac Award

2014 – Niemac Award

When Graham Fergusson announced that Joanne Dickson Quarry Manager at Dickson’s Transport and Quarries was the 2014 winner of the Niemac Award, everyone in the audience were excited. And for good reason. Of course, the local Whangarei delegates were extremely proud. Dickson’s Glenbervie Quarry hosted the 2014 QuarryNZ field trip. Earlier at the Transdiesels Awards […]

Johnny Dickson flanked by Tony Forster and Andrea Pidcock.

2014 – Winstone Aggregates Safety Award

This year the Institute of Quarrying invited Tony Forster, Chief Inspector Mines and Extractives (Mines, Tunnels & Quarries), High Hazard Unit, WorkSafe New Zealand to inspect the sites of the nominations received for the Winstone Aggregates Safety Award. The inspections were carried out in conjunction with the Jim Macdonald Memorial Lecture Tour. This year’s winner […]