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Quarry industry earns praise for environmental work

Quarry industry earns praise for environmental work

Media Release 18.07.07 Cement producer, Holcim has won an Environmental Excellence Award for work over more than 20 years rehabilitating the quarry supplying lime to its cement factory at Cape Foulwind near Westport. Former parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Morgan Williams and Institute of Professional Engineers President, Jeff Jones announced the annual MIMICO award […]

Bill Abbott off to Holcim, Colorado

Bill Abbott off to Holcim, Colorado

Bill Abbott has accepted a position with Holcim Aggregate Industries in Denver, Colorado as the General Manager Aggregates. He has extensive experience in the concrete and aggregate industries both here in New Zealand and Australia including an in-depth understanding of the concrete industry. Bill has been with Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd since April 2000, starting […]

2007 Quarry Industry Study Tour to Europe

2007 Quarry Industry Study Tour to Europe

Opportunity of a lifetime! Trafalgar Tours is organising a fully escorted Quarry Industry Study Tour in April 2007 to Germany and France for members of the quarry industry and their partners. The tour is planned to have two distinct stages. During the first stage you will visit the facilities of three major suppliers to the […]

IQA President reinforces IQA/IOQNZ Relationship

IQA President reinforces IQA/IOQNZ Relationship

When John Malempre, President of the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) and Greg Bondar National CEO IQA attended the 38th Conference in Christchurch (July 2006) they presented NZ President Steve Ellis with a magnificently carved wooden plaque: “In appreciation and recognition of the ongoing relationship between the Institute of Quarrying Australia and New Zealand” (Pictured […]

MinEx Health & Safety Council elected

Following the call for nominations for the inaugural Board of the MinEx Health & Safety Council, the following nominees have been appointed to the ten positions available. Congratulations to these willing volunteers, and thanks also to the members of the Working Group for persevering to achieve this important milestone. The Board will meet soon to […]

Notice of Intention to Apply for Approval of Code of Practice

Pursuant to section 79 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) gives notice that the NZ Extractive Industries Training Organisation (EXITO) intends to apply for the approval of the Code of Practice for the Approved Handler?s Certificates. This code specifies a means of compliance with the requirements […]

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McBreen Jenkins appoint new manager for quarries

McBreen Jenkins have three main quarries – at Puketona Junction, Turiwiri, and Waihi Beach, with 9 satellite quarries scattered across Northland, and operated when required. Quarry icon Max Laybourne retired and the end of November 2004 after many years with McBreen Jenkins, Whangarei. Max served a good chunk of his time with Winstone Aggregates Lunn […]

End of an era - Tom Linnell

End of an era – Tom Linnell

OBITUARY THOMAS (TOM) FRANCIS LINNELL (Honorary Fellow of the IOQ NZ) Sadly, The Institute of Quarrying New Zealand was informed of the death of Tom Linnell on the 21st of December 2004. A life of quarrying and commitment – to the Institute, and to his wife and partner, Mavis. Tom was a founding member of […]

Quarry Managers on the move

1 October 2004. Bob Handley formerly Quarry Manager at Winstone Aggregates Otaika Quarry and more recently Sales / Distribution & Sand Plant Manager, has headed back to sunny Whangarei. Now General Manager United Carriers. Lester Wagner continues as Quarry Manager at Otaika Quarry. Mike Silver formerly Quarry Manager at Winstone Aggregates Belmont Quarry, Wellington has […]