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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 firstname.lastname@example.org In the event that you know […]
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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 […]
Gordon Skeggs of Southern Aggregates runs the Oreti Beach Aggregate Plant. This year he carried out some innovative modifications which captured the attention of Southern Cross Engineering / Rocktec.
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 […]
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 […]
Rob Smith has been working tirelessly behind the scenes ensuring that the Auckland Branch Meetings run smoothly. He’s a conscientious committee member with a wicked sense of humour. A deserving recipient of the RD Hassed Memorial Trophy for 2014.
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 […]
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 […]