Obituary – Merv Leach

“A legend has just died. Our column of Andesite Rock has broken” This was the notice announcing the sad news on 7 April 2016 that MERV LEACH had passed away, aged 87. Merv had been involved in the quarrying business since the early 50’s spending many of his early days...

Keith Max

We sadly farewell another great man from our quarrying fraternity. Keith Max died suddenly on 03 April 2011, aged 71. Keith was a great family man who spent most of his life in and around Wellington associated with the quarrying industry. The early part of his life...

Founding Member dies tragically

10.2.2011 It was with great sadness that we received the news this morning that Pat Wallbank was fatally injured yesterday in a road accident on SH39 at Ngaruawahia. Pat was the Inspector of Mines, Quarries and Tunnels for many years and has been Quarry Manager...

Obituary – Chris Browne

Chris Browne – 1947 to 2011 Most of our members will know Chris Browne and were shocked to learn of his sudden death 20 January 2011, aged 63. John Robertson, Executive Chairman, with Inframax Construction Limited gave this eulogy at his funeral service:...

Obituary – Ken Ludlam

  It is with regret we advise the passing of KEN LUDLAM on 3 Nov 2009, aged 73 years. Ken lived in Otaki for most of his life, 50 years with wife Joan. He was mayor of Otaki and Ludlam Way was named in his honour. Ken joined the Waikanae Shingle Co in 1953...