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Wally Yelavich received his "Founding member" Award at the 2008 QuarryNZ Conference, Auckland

Founding Member Wally Yelavich passes

It is with great sadness that we record the passing of one of the Institute of Quarrying NZ Founding members, Walter Peter (Wally) Yelavich on 13 July 2013, aged 89 years. Wally recently featured in the “Profiles in Stone” book published by the IOQNZ in 2012, highlighting his long career in the quarrying and transport […]

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 […]