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CENTRAL DISTRICTS REPORT 2004

CENTRAL DISTRICTS REPORT 2004

In 2003 -2004 only two meetings were held. This is mostly due to work pressures and a shortage of time to organise functions. However, the two meetings we have had were great, not from the attendance aspect but from the meeting value aspect. The first was on February 12th when we held a joint meeting […]

Wairakei Conference 2004 a large drawcard

Wairakei Conference 2004 a large drawcard

Welcoming delegates arriving for the Conference at Wairakei this year were fine examples of our sponsors’ quarrying equipment We are always most grateful for the sponsors who are ensure our conferences run well. Conference theme: Welcome speeches by: Warwick Leach, Conference 2004 Chairman, and Waikato / Bay of Plenty Chairman Brian Bouzaid, President Institute of […]

OTAGO BRANCH AGM 2004

Gavin Hartley reports:- Our Branch held a very successful meeting on 24 June 2004 attended by 35 members and interested parties. The evening was sponsored by Cable Price. Cable Price showed two videos and also had two new Wheeled loaders present that have been purchased by Blackhead Quarries Ltd, an LX130 and 230. The night […]

Company launches quarry with hard rocker Barnes

Company launches quarry with hard rocker Barnes

What do you do to celebrate the opening of a hard rock quarry? Hire rock star Jimmy Barnes to hold a private hard rock concert, of course. At least that is what Auckland firm Stevensons has decided is a fitting opening for its latest quarry. The Aussie rocker will be in New Zealand for a […]

Fatal Accident at Open Cut Mine, Queensland

On 10 Feb 2004, a mine-worker was fatally injured whilst working in the workshop at the Century zinc mine in north-west Queensland. At about midnight 9/10 February, a tyre fitter was working with another person removing an outer rear wheel of a Komatsu 830E haul truck. A sudden release of stored energy from the inner […]

GOUGHS/CAT AWARD 2002 REPORT

GOUGHS/CAT AWARD 2002 REPORT

I would just like to thank Gough’s Management Team and a special thanks to Ardie Rankin for putting together a great itinerary on the Australian Trip for Kim and myself. Melbourne CAT Factory First stop was Melbourne and out to the CAT factory where graders are made. They also make digger, loader buckets and truck […]