The industry sponsored Mimico Environmental Award annually recognises excellence within the aggregate industry for outstanding examples of pollution management, rehabilitation, beautification or other environmental work.MIMICO is a well-respected Waikato company that sells, hires and services heavy machinery; it shares the AQA’s commitment to encouraging environmental excellence.

This annual set of awards recognises and celebrates the quarry industry's care for the environment. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards acknowledge the diverse range of projects undertaken by our members.

Winners were announced at the 2017 QuarryNZ Conference.

Jared Johnston accepted the top Mimico environmental award on behalf of Fulton Hogan's Poplar Lane quarry from Mimico's Rex Davies
Gold: Winstone Aggregates, Belmont Quarry, Lower Hutt. Gecko population restoration and relationship building with iwi, community and DOC.
Silver: Isaac Construction Ltd, McLeans Island, Christchurch. Restoring ecology and people to create a community asset.
Silver: Fulton Hogan Ltd, Poplar Lane quarry, Te Puke. Managing the flows, clean water and healthy fish in challenging conditions.
Bronze: Simcox Construction Ltd. Barracks Road Quarry, Omaka Valley, Marlborough.

Quarrying & Mining Magazine
The Q&M magazine editor’s award is presented each year to an individual, group or company for an activity or project that puts the industry in a positive public perspective, or contributes to the industry in a positive way.
Alan Titchall, Editor of Q&M Magazine to announce the winner(s) of the award. Winners: Ben Hopkins, Mimico, Zara Clifton, Rocktec, Matt Webster, Websters Hydrated Lime.

Winstone Aggregates Safety Award
The Winstone Aggregates Safety Award is awarded to the "quarry operation" judged as the operation best meeting a wide range of criteria relating to the industry.
WorkSafe’s Chief Inspector Extractives Mark Pizey to announce the winner.
GBC Winstone’s Whitehall quarry.

Chief Inspector’s Safety Leadership Award
Stevenson Resources (Drury and Huntly quarries)

The Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy
The Lyn Jordan Memorial Trophy is awarded to the Institute member, or members, whose technical paper is judged the best given at an Institute Branch Meeting or the NZ Annual Conference. Andy Loader for a paper on the history of Auckland quarries.

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