Included on this page are important news releases and industry related articles pertinent to the AQA and all its members.
Aggregate News
The AQA produces Aggregate News every two months, summarising industry issues.
Aug/Sept 2018
June/July 2018
April/May 2018
Feb/March 2018

Industry and Related Media Material
AQA Media Releases
Wayne Scott new CEO, new AQA Board Chair Jared Johnston and Mike Higgins, New Deputy Chair
From Left: Wayne Scott new AQA CEO, Jared Johnston - board Chair and Mike Higgins - Deputy Chair

New AQA CEO appointed - October 01 2018
New chair and deputy for AQA and new CEO to be appointed - July 19 2018
Mimico Award Winners | Canterbury quarry wins top environmental award - July 24 2018
Rogue small quarries must shape up or be shut - January 17 2018
Politicians not listening to quarry sector, time for change - July 19 2017
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.
A Quarry's Appeal To Wellington - By Mike Higgins - May 2017
Rock needs to roll – election year challenge - 20 February 2017
Send dust ban to dust bin or end much economic activity - 13 March 2017
Mimico Award Winners | Quarries and Communities win Environmental Awards - July 22 2017 The 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.
Contractor Perspectives article on CoC - Feb 2017
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, says Aggregate and Quarry CEO Roger Parton.
Recent Media articles
Looming gravel shortage could throw housing, roading projects into doubt - 1 NEWS NOW 28 April 2018
Comments on the emissions from the Yaldhurst Quarries - Kevin Duncan 2017
Lizard Transfer a winner for Quarry - Hutt News July 25 2017
Kudos for Fulton Hogan Quarry - Te Puke Times July 2017 Brian Roche: Demand for gravel is running ahead of local supplies - 25 July 2017
Rapid Quarry Expansion Leaves Christchurch Neighbous Feeling Surrounded - March 2017
Warning Over Moving Quarries From Urban Areas - Feb 2017

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Brendon Burns M:0274 305501
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