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The Aggregate and Quarry Association

Supporting New Zealand from the ground up.

Providing essential materials to meet the demands of New Zealand's growth and infrastructure.

About quarrying in New Zealand

The Aggregate & Quarry Association – representing New Zealand’s Quarrying sector.

Sourcing aggregate at local sites, safely and at reasonable cost, is fundamental to our nation's future.

Aggregate is sourced from rock quarries and from river stones and produced in sizes from tiny pebbles through to rocks as big as a table. These materials are the foundations of our everyday lives - for housing, schools, hospitals, factories and farms, offices, drains, roads and motorways.

Sourcing aggregate at local sites, safely and at reasonable cost, is fundamental to our nation's future.


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Quarrying in New Zealand


Today there are approximately 1100 registered quarries in New Zealand. Many of those are members of the the Aggregate and Quarry Association. Some of our members are still small operations; others are part of major corporates including J Swap Contractors, Fulton Hogan and Winstone Aggregates.

As a national body the AQA represents companies producing the many millions of tonnes of aggregate delivered every year as well as much of the limestone.


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South Island entrants share MIMICO award

Two South Island quarries entries proved too good to separate as winners in the annual MIMICO environment and community awards run by the Aggregate and Quarry Association. Canterbury quarries also featured in two other awards (details later in release.) More


New basecourse requirement will drive up roading construction costs

New Zealand’s national aggregates organisation says it fears new requirements for roading aggregate from the NZ Transport Agency will end up reducing the number of sites making basecourse and increase the cost of road building. More

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