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AQA Media Releases & Articles

Included on this page are important news releases and industry related articles pertinent to the AQA and all its members. For media enquiries, contact our Communications Advisor.


Politicians not listening to quarry sector, time for change

The chair of New Zealand’s quarry industry association says the sector does not get the attention it deserves from politicians and he’s backed creating a single organisation for the entire extractive sector to help achieve that.

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Kudos for Fulton Hogan Quarry

Kudos for Fulton Hogan Quarry - Te Puke Times

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Comments on the emissions from the Yaldhurst Quarries

Comments by Kelvin W. Duncan,PhD

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A Quarry’s Appeal to Wellington - Mike Higgins

We urgently seek high-level intervention before issues escalate with national implications including supply of the very material that is the foundation of every New Zealand building and road.

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Rapid Quarry Expansion Leaves Christchurch Neighbours Feeling Surrounded

Rapid Quarry Expansion Leaves Christchurch Neighbours Feeling Surrounded

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Send dust ban to dust bin

Aggregate and Quarry Association says if Environment Canterbury implements a new ‘no tolerance’ ban on any dust beyond quarry boundaries it could end a whole range of land-based activities.

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Rock needs to Roll

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Warning Over Moving Quarries From Urban Areas

Warning Over Moving Quarries From Urban Areas

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Contractor Perspectives

High failure rates for B Grade quarry qualifications are a symptom of wider issues within the quarry industry which it is determined to address as part of a wider response

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About quarrying in New Zealand

Using Aggregate

Aggregates are the most consumed bulk product in the world after water. New Zealand uses 9-10 tonnes of aggregate every year for each adult and child.

Building NZ

To build an average house, you need about 250 tonnes of aggregate - for use in concrete, asphalt, mortar and building products.

Our Community

The quarry industry is committed to working alongside local communities and follows stringent planning, environmental and operating conditions.