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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 […]

Merv & Joyce Leach
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Obituary – Merv Leach

“A legend has just died. Our column of Andesite Rock has broken” This was the notice announcing the sad news on 7 April 2016 that MERV LEACH had passed away, aged 87. Merv had been involved in the quarrying business since the early 50’s spending many of his early days delivering road metal while his […]

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 […]

End of an era – Field Trip to Waitakere Quarry

This maybe your last opportunity to see this Quarry. Extraction will cease in the near future. This will be a great site visit, lets show our thanks to Perry Aggregates for providing this opportunity and head along! Date: Tuesday 24th of February, 2015 at 6:00pm Venue: Waitakere (Te Henga Road) Quarry (off Scenic Drive) Please […]

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.