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IQ Photo Competition

The Institute of Quarrying turns 100 years in 2017 The IQUK have a number of celebrations planned, including a commemorative calendar Points of interest: The calendar is being created in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the IOQ next year. The photo competition is a celebration of quarrying and what brings it to life […]

Electrical Awareness – Auckland and Christchurch

The following ELECTRICAL AWARENESS COURSES are available Electrical Awareness for Quarry Managers and Supervisors – Auckland – 6 Sep 2016. Venue:-Stevenson’s Drury Quarry, 539 Fitzgerald Road, Drury Electrical Awareness for Quarry Managers and Supervisors – Christchurch – 8 Sep 2016 SOLD OUT. Venue:-BNZ, Russley Rooms, 5 Sir William Pickering Drive. For clarification… This course is […]

Chief inspector wants ‘much more effort’ on quarry, mine vehicle safety

New Zealand’s top mine inspector has called on quarry and surface mine operators to lift their game when it comes to the use of vehicles. Tony Forster, chief inspector – extractives at the government’s High Hazards Unit (HHU), has signalled the inspectorate will this year keep a closer eye on safety issues involving vehicles at […]

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Worldwide Mine Incident Reports from Mark Freeman

2013: : No 1311 NZ: Pike River re‐entry starts 19/10/2013 No 1310 USA: PA Fatality is Third in Aggregates This Week No 1309 NZ approves conditional funding to recover remains from Pike River mine No 1308 Kiwi killed in West Australian mine accident No 1307 NZ: Pike families vow to chase compensation No 1306 WA: […]

The Health and Safety (Pike River Implementation) Bill

Email message received from MBIE 26/6/2013 Dear stakeholders The Health and Safety (Pike River Implementation) Bill was introduced to Parliament this week, and is available on the Parliament website at Health-and-Safety-Pike-River-Implementation-Bill The Bill contains the proposed legislative changes needed to implement the Government’s response to the Royal Commission’s recommendations. It has three parts: Part 1 […]

MBIE Submission Documents

Good Morning All, Please find attached with this post, the three documents that the IOQNZ will be sending through to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Education (MBIE) as a submission on the “Safe mines: safe workers” proposal. This has to be with MBIE by the close of business on July 1st 2013 (Monday next […]

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Newsletter – June 2013 released

Contents: President’s Note QuarryNZ Conference Dunedin 2013 –‘ Rock our Global Foundation’ Quarry Industry Training Organisation – MITO MinEx Continuing Professional Development MBIE Discussion Document – Implementing Recommendations from the Royal Commission 45th ANNUAL AQA & IOQ JOINT CONFERENCE 2013 – Updates Metso – Lokotrak LT96 Incidents from Minex Welcome to New members June 2013 […]

MBIE Consultations announced

Attached please find a Public & Industry Consultations Schedule for the second round of consultations on the Safe Mines – Safe Workers discussion documents. MBIE advise that the * 12 noon – 1.30 pm session will focus on the contents of Vol 1 of the discussion document * 2 – 4 pm session will focus […]

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Mining Legislation Changes – Road Show

Following the Royal Commission of Enquiry re Pike River, The Ministry of Business Innovation and Education MIBE (formerly DOL) has announced proposed changes to legislation: On 20.5.2013 the Director of Pike River Implementation at MIBE, Mr Michael Papesch, released a article with proposals for a new mining regulatory regime for NZ, covering all forms of […]