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.
June/July 2017
Read the full version of Mike Higgins letter to Government here. A Quarry's Appeal To Wellington

April/May 2017
Feb/March 2017
Dec/Jan 2017

Industry and Related Media Material
Mimico Award Winners
Canterbury Quarries Dominate Industry Awards Read More

Global Conference on Safer Roads
AQA will be represented at a major global conference on safer roads in Auckland next year. Read More

Industry groups say competency renewals now urgent
Industry groups representing the quarrying, mining and contracting sectors are warning site managers now have less than six months to meet new health and safety competency requirements. Read More

Flexibility on CPD hours for conference add-ons
Amid some confusion and concerns around the number of Continuing Professional Development hours accruing for attendance at industry conferences, the IOQNZ brought together a recent round-table discussion supported by AQA and hosted by MinEx. Read More

Extractives Industry - Health & Safety forums | The WorkSafe High Hazard Team is holding workshops throughout New Zealand regions in 2016.
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The Press carried this feature (June 11 2016) on the needs of quarry sector servicing Christchurch and some of the challenges faced. Read More.

In late January 2016, WorkSafe announced a replacement for departing Chief Inspector Extractives Tony Forster Read More

AQA was not represented at the bi-annual meeting in May in South Africa of the Global Aggregates Information Network (GAIN. However, NZ is among the GAIN member countries which account for 60% of the world’s production. AQA did provide a report to the GAIN conference which provides some useful insights into NZ production. At 45m tonnes of assorted aggregates and quarried materials in 2014, New Zealand is certainly up there in international production comparisons. See AQA presentation to GAIN conference HERE

29/11/15 MinEx, supported by the AQA, wants public help to identify unregistered quarries. Read More

0/12/2015 MinEx says follow new guidelines and avoid fatalities Read More
2015 Chair Report Click Here

Radio interview
You can listen to Pavement research for better roads an interview with Steve Bagshaw and Phil Herrington on
Our Changing World, Radio NZ

Are we still in the stone age? Our Planning and Technical Advisor, Bill Bourke, says yes, we are, your can download his presentation on the topic. Click Here. (8.2mb Powerpoint)
The presentation was made to the NZ Society of Local Government Managers in November 2014.

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