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Gavin Hartley, Russell Vickers, Mike McKessar (Transdiesel MD) holding polished mounted rock, and Peter Coleman

Thanks to Transdiesels

Many in the IOQNZ know that ex President, Russell Vickers, is passionate about quarrying. What they may not know that he also sources rock from many places around the world to adorn his house and surrounding yard. Russell secured (with assistance from Peter Coleman) a fabulous piece of granite from Eskilstuna, Sweden. He polished it […]

A handful of people whose stories feature in <em>Profiles in Stone</em>

Profiles in Stone launched at 2012 Conference

The launch of Profiles in Stone – Stories from New Zealand Quarrymen has been the culmination of nearly three years work behind the scenes. Louise Foord and co-author Neil Clayton interviewed the folks whose stories are told in the book. There’s a chapter on the inspectors too, who many regarded as close friends. And stories […]

Brian Bouzaid secures
2004 Lyn Jordan Memorial Award

2004 – Lyn Jordan Memorial Award

When Brian Bouzaid recieved the Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy from Immediate Past President, Russell Vickers, for best paper presented at either local branch meeting or at Conference, he was pretty pleased, then lost for words. Brian’s paper, co-authored by Boffa Miskell was later awarded the Caernarfon Award, the internationally recognised award for excellence in a […]