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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 Other newsletters

Blenheim Conference – Speakers

The 2016 QuarryNZ conference will be held in Blenheim between 13-15 July 2016. Conference Theme is Sound, Safe and Solid. We would like to hear feedback from our members on the kind of speakers they would like to listen to or any recommendations. Please send your feedback to In the event that you know […]

August 2014

August 2014 Newsletter

Latest newsletter available. Topics: Presidents Report ANZ Bank Account Closed Branch Reports MITO Update Young Quarryman Real Steel ESCO Dealer IOQ Discount Cards 2014 Conference Friends of the IOQ IOQ Awards AQA Awards Jim Macdonald Memorial LectureTour Inspector’s Thoughts Advertisement IOQ Database New Members August Newsletter

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 […]

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 […]

George Kelcher (left) receives the Lyn Jordan Memorial Award for his paper presented to the Otago/Southland Branch meeting

2014 – Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy

Removal of Coal particles from sand. How can that be achieved? George Kelcher’s paper describes a clever piece of processing plant designed in house by Road Metals to provide the very best raw-feed product for manufacture of vibrabloc. IOQNZ also submitted his paper for consideration by the IOQ International Presidents. While it did not win […]

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 […]


Whangarei Conference 2014

One of the great conferences. Warm friendly folk. Excited to show off their spot in the north. Sheryl Mai, Mayor of Whangarei, welcomed the delegates and partners. The GoughCAT dinner was served one table at a time. Great food brought out by 20 or so young dedicated conscientious waiters and waitresses. A dinner assisted by […]