Tag Archives: international

NZ secures 2012 Caernarfon Award

When Murray Discombe received a call today from IOQNZ President, Gavin Hartley, (attending the Australian Annual Conference in Melbourne) he thought that Gavin needed information. Wrong ! It was the best news he had ever had – a call to advise him that the paper he presented at the NZ Annual Conference had now been […]

Glenn Kiernan
Winner Caernarfon Award 2011

2011 Caernarfon Award heads to IOQNZ

Inline Drilling Ltd drill small and large diameter blast holes for Mines & Quarries nationwide. But now they have something else to crow about. On 25/11/2011, at the recent Institute of Quarrying International President’s Meeting held in Hong Kong, National Manager, Glenn Kiernan was awarded the coveted Caernarfon Award for best paper given at an […]

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 […]

No More Potholes – could we do this in NZ?

Ever wondered how many pot-holes are repaired by each local council each year? Here’s a USA website dedicated to promoting concrete roads. www.nomorepotholes.com Could we peruade our local bodies in NZ to switch to concrete roads? Bill Abbott recently moved to Denver, Colorado – is this a clue?

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 […]

Australian Quarry Conference - 11-14 Oct 06

Australian Quarry Conference – 11-14 Oct 06

Report from George Kelcher (Vice President IOQ NZ) This year’s Australian Institute of Quarrying Conference was the first combined Conference made up of the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) and the Cement, Concrete, and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) with the title of ?Construction Materials Industry Conference (CMIC 2006)? and a very appropriate theme of ?Partnering for […]

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 […]

AUSTRALIAN CONFERENCE 2004 REPORT

AUSTRALIAN CONFERENCE 2004 REPORT

7.12.2004. The Australian Institute of Quarrying Conference was held at the Twin Waters Resort, Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast during October, was well attended with around 600 delegates and partners attending. Andrew Dronjak and myself attended on the Wednesday the Australian IOQ meeting which comprised delegates from all Branches around Australia. There were 24 attendees […]