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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.

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 […]

Porter Group CEO, Darren Ralph congratulates Stevenson Group's Steve Ellis.

2014 – Porter Group Quarry Leadership Award

The Porter Group Quarry Leadership Award is a new award this year. The award was presented at the luncheon hosted by the Porter Group at Whangarei’s Toll Stadium. CEO Darren Ralph noted that there were several great names put forward, and was delighted that Steve Ellis was the inaugural recipient. A thumb-nail on Steve: The […]

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 […]