2021 AQA Mimico Environment & Community Award

The MIMICO Environment and Community Award, was judged by Bernie Napp. He said that Blackhead Quarries had won against three other impressive candidates through being the first quarry in the country to use an electric truck. The 30 tonne truck, imported from China,...

2021 – AJ & RJ Loader Sponsors Shield

This award in the form of a shield donated by Andy and Raewyn Loader. Andy was a Past Chairman of the NZ Institute and the trophy is for the best sponsor’s display at each Annual Conference. Atrax Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture, integration and...

2021 Honorary Fellow – Steve Ellis

This year we recognised Steve Ellis with an Honorary Fellowship, presented in recognition of long-standing service to the IOQNZ. Steve was brought up in a family that owned quarries in Christchurch and in his own words "a family of pebble gatherers". He began working...

2021 Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy

The Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy is awarded to the Institute member, or members, whose technical paper is judged the best given at an Institute Branch Meeting or the NZ Annual Conference. This year one presenter stood out from the rest and it is fitting that Dr Mary...

2021 WorkSafe Chief Inspectors Safety Leadership Award

The WorkSafe Chief Inspectors Safety Leadership Award recognises demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and safety leadership in the area of workplace health and safety, in both the extractives and extractives support sectors. When Winstone Aggregates...

2021 Winstone Aggregates Safety Award

For the past 60 years Walton Park Sand has provided specialist sand products for foundries, industrial flooring, construction and water filtration systems across Otago and New Zealand. Over time Walton Park Sand has adapted and revolutionised their processes for...

2021 Quarry & Mining Award

Quarry & Mining Magazine's editor, Allan Titchall presented Abbey Loveridge, of Southland’s AB Lime, Winton (a company associated with Blackhead Quarries) with the emerging leader award. Congratulations Abbey.

2021 RD Hassed Memorial Trophy

2021 has been a super year for Otago/Southland Branch Chairman, Jason Blair. When Covid 19 severely restricted travel in 2020, Jason and his team arranged a mini-conference for the South Island IOQ members to help them obtain additional Continuing Professional...

2021 Terra CAT Travel Award

Sincere thanks to Terra CAT, sponsors of the QuarryNZ 2021 Conference dinner, attended by nearly 400 delegates and partners. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2021 Terra CAT Travel Award won by Bonnie Walker of Fulton Hogan. Based in Motueka,...

Obituary – Colin Welsh

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Colin William WELSH on 13 June 2021, aged 75 years. Colin worked for Industrial Gases and Auckland Copper Refining prior to starting with Keith Niederer. He worked for Keith for 16 years. Colin worked with the Niederer...

Worksafe – Blasting notification

WorkSafe New Zealand understands that you are an extractives operator with a site or sites that complete blasting activity or a supplier of blasting product and services to the extractives industry. WorkSafe have recently updated the notification form to provide an...

Drug Detection Agency Workshop, Greymouth

On Mon 24 May the Drug Detection Agency will be holding a training workshop on behalf of Minerals West Coast. The workshop will be held in Greymouth at Tai Poutini Polytech.The four hour workshop will focus on how to prevent and manage risks arising from drug and...

Field Trip – Golden Bay

The Northland branch of the IOQ has arranged a Field Trip for our members to Portland Cement works - Sat 22 May 2021 2pm If you are keen to attend please drop me an email so that we can get the numbers. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there. Portland...


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