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21 February 2012 7pm – Auckland Branch meeting

Tuesday 21 February 2012 – Branch meeting at one of the quarry industry’s favourite suppliers, Goughs Featuring presentation of the Caernarfon Award¬†to¬†Glenn Kiernan IOQNZ President, Gavin Hartley and other Executive Council members will also be present. Come along and celebrate Glenn’s success! Goughs will have two guest speakers: John Overhill, Gough’s Product Manager and Technology […]

Oparure Quarry  Wins Prestigious Caernarfon Award 2009

Oparure Quarry Wins Prestigious Caernarfon Award 2009

McDonald’s Lime, Oparure Quarry management and staff are on a high. And well they might be. Each year the IOQ International Presidents select the best paper given at an Institute conference, seminar, meeting etc anywhere in the world which is adjudged to have contributed the most to the advancement of some aspect of the industry […]


Award Winners announced at 2008 IOQ Conference

Highlights: * John Walrond awarded Honorary Fellowship * Gordon Laing receives Komatsu Travel Award * Dean Torstonson awarded Goughs Travel Award * Winstone Aggregates secure inaugural EECA Award Holcim’s McDonald Lime Oparere Quarry scoops three awards ! McDonald?s Lime Oparure Quarry, majority owned and operated by Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd, received awards for its initiatives […]



Report by George Kelcher, Road Metals Ltd, Oamaru My trip to Perth March & April 2006. Part of this trip was taken as the Komatsu Travel Award from the IOQ / AQA Conference held July 2005. I would like to thank Komatsu NZ Staff, Steve Haines and Dean Riordan, for assisting in organising this trip […]

Green Ribbon Awards – nominations close 31 March

The Ministry for the Environment has called for submissions this month to enter the Green Ribbon Awards with the nominations closing on Friday 31 March. The awards are given to businesses doing outstanding work for a cleaner, greener New Zealand. Categories for the Green Ribbon Awards: Rural sustainability Awarded for outstanding efforts for sustainable managed […]

KOMATSU AWARD 2004 - Report

KOMATSU AWARD 2004 – Report

Report on Australian Trip, by Warwick Leach With winning a trip through an Institute of Quarrying scholarship donated by Komatsu NZ to further my knowledge in the quarry industry, I decided to go to Sydney, Australia, with my brother Graham Leach. Komatsu Australia took us to three quarry sites, one landfill, the M7 motorway construction […]

Wally Yelavich & Ivan Swain


The 2004 Auckland Branch Christmas function was hosted by Komatsu, Ingersoll Rand, Groenenveld, and Deals on Wheels. Another great success One of New Zealand’s quarrying legends, aka “Mr Quarry” gave a talk on his experiences in the industry not to mention his experience in his free time. Thank you Keith. Very interesting and very funny. […]