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Minerals Forum 2018

The New Zealand Minerals Forum is a two-day conference and exhibition to be held in Queenstown, May 29-30, 2018. It attracts high-level attendance from mining companies, government regulators and agencies, the investment community and service companies. The programme features leading local and international speakers, presenting on topics including:
  • Mineral investment opportunities
  • Exclusive industry announcements
  • Regulatory roadmap guidance and understanding the new government coalition
  • Environmental compliance and showcasing of best practice
  • Leadership and direction for the mining sector in New Zealand
Four streams are included in the main conference programme: Mine Managers' Forum; Coal Users' Forum; Investment Opportunities; Scale Aggregates and Industrial Minerals. They will provide a range of training opportunities to upskill and gain required industry accreditations and CPD hours
View the full programme details

The conference has a substantial trade exhibition. Social functions will include the Welcome Function on Monday 28 May, sponsored by Komatsu, and the Minerals Sector Awards gala dinner on Tuesday 29 May, sponsored by Gough Cat. Visit the website
Industry and Related Media Material
AQA Media Releases
Rogue small quarries must shape up or be shut - January 17 2018
Mimico Award Winners | Quarries and Communities win Environmental Awards - July 22 2017
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
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

For media inquiries, contact the AQA’s Communications Adviser by email on our Contact page.
Brendon Burns M:0274 305501
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