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EXITO AGM – the quarrying industry needs your support

EXITO AGM – AUCKLAND 18 APRIL 2012 On 18th April EXITO are holding their AGM at the Jet Park Hotel, Mangere, Auckland. The Quarry industry has a seat as of right on the EXITO Board and a representative of IOQ /AQA is also elected to the Board each term. Our current representatives are Brian Bouzaid […]

Chris Gray

Chris Gray awarded Blackwood Shield 2011

When Chris Gray, resigned from Winstone Aggrgeates to take on a new role in Tasmania as General Manager for a quarrying company just outside Hobart, it became clear that his tenure as IOQNZ Auckland Branch Chairman needed to be formally recognised. At the Auckland Christmas Charity Dinner held 18 Dec 2011, the Blackwoods/Paykel Shield was […]


Winstone Aggregates Secure Four Awards

It was all smiles for the Winstone Aggregates team at the Combined Institute of Quarrying / Aggregate & Quarry Conference held in Invercargill in July 2009. From left to right: Steve Dohnt, Ben Hussey, Jason Lowe, Bernie Chote, Mike McSaveney, Chris Gray. Firstly, the IOQ recognised the oustanding efforts over the past year and awarded […]

Nonsensical approach to Quarrying hits rock bottom

CEO of Staterra, Richard Michael aims to raise awareness of misconceptions surrounding quarrying and other extractive industries. And that should spell good news for our industry. Read more in NZ Herald Article – 6 Jul 2009

Aaron Thwaites wins Stu Marsden Award

Aaron Thwaites wins Stu Marsden Award

The 2008 WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Christmas function held at the Waikato Stadium was an absolute ripper of a night. Tim Armstrong and his band belted out some sensational tunes all night and kept everybody busy on the dance floor especially myself. Even Elvis put in an appearance which stirred the ladies into a […]

Lime Millers launch Industry Booklet

Lime Millers launch Industry Booklet

A 48 page booklet entitled “Lime – The Essential Element in New Zealand Agriculture” is now available in PDF format Compiled for the Northland Lime Millers Association and Associates, it provides a useful reference for those working in or associated with the Lime Industry: * Introduction * Soil Acidity * Overcoming Soil Acidity * Lime […]

Codes of Practice

Minex Health & safety Council have updated their website to include Codes of Practice & Guidelines for many facets of the extractive industry. View Codes of Practice

Swiss giant gets nod for land buys

Report from NZ Herald Wed March 05, 2008 By Anne Gibson Swiss quarry and cement giant Holcim has Government approval to buy large blocks of land in North Otago where it is planning to establish a new cement plant. In the latest round of decisions released by the Overseas Investment Office, Holcim made five separate […]

Auckland City Council announces plan changes

Auckland City Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee has recommended final approval of Private Plan Change 7. This decision allows Landco’s Stonefields development on the site of the former Mt Wellington Quarry to move ahead to provide homes for over 6000 new residents. Media release 13.09.07