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Just released Contents Presidents Report Industry Forum Dates Advert—CMS Ltd Branch reports Keith Niederer—Hon Fellow A Challenge with Rewards Dr Morgan Williams Tour Board of Examiners/ MITO Update WorkSafe Correspondence Advert—SCE Rocktec 2015 IOQ Award Winners Min-Ex Update IOQ Northland Awards Advert—AEG New Members Previous Newsletters

Dec 2014 Newsletter

December 2015 Newsletter now available Contents: Presidents Report 2015 Quarry NZ Conference Hamilton Membership Discount Card Benefits of IOQ Membership Who can join ? Applying for membership Northland Branch Report Canterbury Branch Report Auckland Branch Report Waikato / BOP Branch Report Otago / Southland Branch Field Trip – Solid Energy New Vale Coal Mine and […]


Auckland Branch supplier evening with SKF & Bridgestone

Branch Report by Chris Gray On 14th June ‘11 the Auckland Branch held their suppliers evening This year it was hosted by SKF New Zealand Ltd at their facilities in East Tamaki. Gary Allen, SKF National Sales Manager, got things underway with an introduction to SKF and their products specifically designed for the quarrying / […]

H&S Review - Auckland

H&S Review – Auckland

10 May 2011. At the Auckland Branch Meeting held our sponsors venue, Gough CAT commenced the evening with Sales Manager Tony Smith reviewing factors attributed to increased operator comfort and safety, with an particular emphasis on hearing. It’s not that many years ago when machine operators sat in open cabs exposed to noisy engine exhausts […]

The plant is located on the north bank of the Clutha in Balclutha

Doug Upston’s quarry – 2008 Niemac Award winner

Doug Upston is the Quarry Manager for Blackhead Quarries Ltd, Balclutha Quarry. Email Doug Overview In February 2004, Blackhead Quarries was significantly expanded with the addition of assets from the two shareholder companies. Palmer & Son Ltd and Fulton Hogan Ltd. Included in these assets were the FH Balclutha quarry operations. The Balclutha operations included: […]

Otago/Southland Branch Meeting - Feb 08

Otago/Southland Branch Meeting – Feb 08

Cable Price Invercargill hosted the Otago/Southland Branch IOQ meeting on 20 Feb 2008. The meeting, chaired by IOQ Otago/Southland Chairman, Craig McCrorie, was well attended by many local quarry folk,with members of the NZ Executive also present. The local branch elected Lex Robb as the Conference 2009 Chairman and it is clear that their strong […]

The other Quarrying Dimension

The other Quarrying Dimension

The words: Blocks, Tables, Chain saw, Wire saw, Horizontal drilling, Air bag, or Kiln Drier are not part of the usual vocabulary of the average NZ Quarryman. In the dimension-stone business, however, these are some of the key words used to describe their processes and tools, so a few of us found out on a […]

Canterbury Branch Report – March 06

The Canterbury Branch of the Institute of Quarrying NZ (Inc) had a very busy week at the end of February 2006 commencing with a branch meeting on Monday 27th February at the Equestrian Hotel Christchurch, with a strong turn out – 48 members in attendance. New members received their Institute of Quarrying scrolls as well […]

'Mounts Wire' host Auckland Meeting Feb 2006

‘Mounts Wire’ host Auckland Meeting Feb 2006

When Lindsay Cook, General Manager of Mounts Wire Industries describes some of his company’s achievements he does so with a quiet passion, and a real sense of pride. After all, not many companies extend back 87 years In 1919 Mounts Wire commenced its operations in Newmarket. In those days two brothers, Robert and Lesley Ross […]