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Worksafe Certificates of Competence update

The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (‘the Board’) would like to update holders of Certificates of Competence (CoC) of their obligations involving the renewal of their CoC(s). CoC holders must submit their applications before two months of the CoC expiry date. Regulation 44 of the Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying […]

Youth Programme 2021

Youth Programme 2021

We are looking to receive nominations from other young quarry employees to join the IOQNZ Youth Programme in 2021. In 2016 your IOQ Executive launched a Youth Programme aimed to attract future leaders to our industry. Interested? Read on Posters are available for your lunch room notice boards: Programme Objectives IOQ NZ (Inc.) members have […]

Obituary - George Cunningham

Obituary – George Cunningham

Recording the passing of key industry people is never easy. George William Cunningham passed away 25 Nov 2020, aged 84. George will be remembered as the new Quarry Manager appointed in 1968 at Wilkins & Davies Puketutu Island Quarry having negotiated a lease with Sir Henry Kelliher to restore the quarry to good quality pasture […]

Worksafe BoE members Nov 2020

New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners members appointed Six highly experienced extractives industry practitioners have been appointed for three year terms to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners. The six are returning members Michelle CromptonStephen BellGarth Elliott andTim Kennedy, and new members Matt MulesFiona Bartier These changes are part of the regular cycle that […]

2020 Webster Scholarship - Dylan Ward

2020 Webster Scholarship – Dylan Ward

We are pleased to announce that Dylan Ward (Fulton Hogan Tauhei) is the recipient of the Webster Scholarship for 2020.   Dylan is looking to complete a Diploma in Business Studies (6 papers) over a 2 – 2 ½ year period. Dylan was a participant in the IOQNZ Youth Programme and recognised at the Quarry NZ […]

WorkSafe CoC renewals

It is now five years after the issuing of the first certificates of competences in the new regime consequentially The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) and Secretariat are currently experiencing a heavy workload of renewal applications which will continue into the first quarter of 2021. This is as well as a backlog […]

Risk Management – online course

COURSE OVERVIEWThe Effective Risk Management course is delivered online (via Institute of Quarrying Australia -IQA) and explains the fundamental concepts of managing workplace risks, and the legislative and regulatory environment in which quarries operate. The course is suitable for managers, supervisors and key support personnel and will cover: • Establishing the end to end process […]

IOQNZ Newsletter Sep 2020

IOQNZ Newsletter Sep 2020

In this newsletter: Presidents ReportWebinars Packages 2021Branch Reports/WebinarsPostponed TourObituariesUpgrade MembershipEducation Update ReportIQA Online CourseMinEx Update Report /CPDMITO UpdateBOE UpdateMIMICO ArticleAdvertisement2021 Membership FeesNew Members

Sean Fowler, 2001

Obituary – Sean Fowler

Sean Fowler died suddenly on 18 August 2020 after a brief illness, aged 54. Sean was a “larger then life”, charismatic guy, always quick with joke but as sincere as you could ever wish for. After his father Warren died in 1996, Sean took over the business – Warren Fowler Earthmovers and has since been […]

Obituary - Russell Vickers

Obituary – Russell Vickers

11.08.2020. It is with sadness that we record the passing on one of life’s true gentlemen – Russell Vickers aged 84. Russell was based in Stratford where he quarried a source immediately adjacent to Mount Taranaki. He joined the IOQNZ in 1982 and attended every annual conference up until 2016. He was President from 2001-2003 […]