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.
Oct/Nov 2017
Aug/Sept 2017
June/July 2017
April/May 2017
AQA Media Releases 2017
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
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
Quarry Supervisors Failing Industry Exams - Feb 2017
Rural Quarry Site Core Ingredients for Regions Infrastructure - Jan 2017

Industry and Related Media Material

Time for change. AQA Chair Brian Roche delivers his 2017 AGM Annual Report
Read the 2017 AGM Chair Report
The Press carried this feature (June 11 2016) on the needs of quarry sector servicing Christchurch and some of the challenges faced. Read More.


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Brendon Burns M:0274 305501
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