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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.


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.)

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Rushed reforms threaten training for smaller industries

Rushed reforms threaten training for smaller industries raining opportunities for smaller industry sectors such as quarrying may be lost with the Government’s proposed changes to vocational education, says an industry leader who saw similar changes in Australia.

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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.

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New CEO appointed for national quarry industry organisation

The nation’s quarry organisation has announced the appointment of Wayne Scott as the new Chief Executive of the Aggregate and Quarry Association. AQA chair Jared Johnston says the AQA Board at its meeting today confirmed Wayne Scott to take on the role from October 1 2018.

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Mimico Awards | Canterbury quarry company wins top environmental award

A Canterbury company took top honours in this year’s industry environmental and community awards for a Chatham Islands project while another Canterbury quarry was a runner-up.

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New chair and deputy for AQA and new CEO to be appointed

The nation’s quarry organisation has elected a new chair and deputy and confirmed a decision to recruit a full-time Chief Executive.

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Looming gravel shortage could throw projects into doubt

Looming gravel shortage could throw housing, roading projects into doubt - 1 NEWS NOW

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Rogue small quarries must shape up or be shut

The quarry industry and its health and safety organisation on want a tougher approach taken this year to small quarries that continue to flout health and safety regulations.

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Demand for gravel is running ahead of local supplies

Demand for gravel is running ahead of local supplies - Brian Roche

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Lizard Transfer a winner for Quarry

Lizard Transfer a winner for Quarry- Hutt News July 25 2017

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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.