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Aggregate & Quarry Association

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The AQA represents members on all manner of industry, government, health and safety, technical and other issues.

AQA members produce in estimated excess of 45 million tonnes of aggregate, limestone and allied products per year. That’s about 9-10 tonnes – or a truckload, for every New Zealander, young and old. Our members produce the aggregates which form the foundation and walls of almost every building across our nation as well most of our roads. Quarries also supply allied raw materials such as limestone which help keep our farms productive.

We have four key strategies driving the next 5 years that are delivering results for our members:

  • To provide planning advice for our members and lobby councils and government to ensure they are planning for future aggregate resources and protecting future and current aggregate resources from sterilisation.

  • To improve the technical knowledge of New Zealand aggregates for our members and users of our products and assist members to attain best practice in complying with operational, environmental and regulatory requirements.

  • Through engagement with MinEx, develop an industry view on health and safety matters and advise and assist our members with improved health and safety practices.

  • Through engagement with IOQNZ and MITO, improve our industry’s competence through initiating, promoting and supporting industry training, and youth recruitment initiatives.

For more information on being an AQA member, refer to benefits of being an AQA Member

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.

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