THE AGGREGATE AND QUARRY ASSOCIATION

SUPPORTING NEW ZEALAND FROM THE GROUND UP.

Providing essential materials to meet the demands of New Zealand’s growth and infrastructure.

THE AGGREGATE AND QUARRY ASSOCIATION

SUPPORTING NEW ZEALAND FROM THE GROUND UP.

Providing essential materials to meet the demands of New Zealand’s growth and infrastructure.

THE AGGREGATE AND QUARRY ASSOCIATION

SUPPORTING NEW ZEALAND FROM THE GROUND UP.

Providing essential materials to meet the demands of New Zealand’s growth and infrastructure.

THE AGGREGATE AND QUARRY ASSOCIATION

SUPPORTING
NEW ZEALAND FROM THE GROUND UP.

Providing essential materials to meet the demands of New Zealand’s growth and infrastructure.

THE AGGREGATE AND QUARRY ASSOCIATION

SUPPORTING
NEW ZEALAND FROM THE GROUND UP.

Providing essential materials to meet the demands of New Zealand’s growth and infrastructure.

THE AGGREGATE AND QUARRY ASSOCIATION

SUPPORTING
NEW ZEALAND FROM THE GROUND UP.

Providing essential materials to meet the demands of New Zealand’s growth and infrastructure.

FACT FILES

  • PLANNING AHEADPLANNING AHEAD

    New Zealand needs to plan ahead and protect our aggregate supplies - so we can provide affordable houses for Kiwis and continue to build and repair our infrastructure.

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  • SOURCED LOCALLYSOURCED LOCALLY

    Quarrying needs to be carried out close to where materials will be used, minimising emissions in local communities and lowering cost of transportation and building.

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  • OUR ROADSOUR ROADS

    To build 1km of a two-lane motorway, you need around 14,000 tonnes of construction aggregates (400 truckloads).

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  • USING AGGREGATEUSING AGGREGATE

    Aggregates are the most consumed bulk product in the world after water. New Zealand uses 9-10 tonnes of aggregate every year, or 1kg per hour for each adult and child.

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  • BUILDING NZBUILDING NZ

    To build an average house, you need about 250 tonnes of aggregate - for use in concrete, asphalt, mortar and building products.

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  • OUR COMMUNITYOUR COMMUNITY

    The quarry industry is committed to working alongside local communities and follows stringent planning, environmental and operating conditions.

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PLANNING AHEADPLANNING AHEAD

New Zealand needs to plan ahead and protect our aggregate supplies - so we can provide affordable houses for Kiwis and continue to build and repair our infrastructure.

Read More
SOURCED LOCALLYSOURCED LOCALLY

Quarrying needs to be carried out close to where materials will be used, minimising emissions in local communities and lowering cost of transportation and building.

Read More
OUR ROADSOUR ROADS

To build 1km of a two-lane motorway, you need around 14,000 tonnes of construction aggregates (400 truckloads).

Read More
USING AGGREGATEUSING AGGREGATE

Aggregates are the most consumed bulk product in the world after water. New Zealand uses 9-10 tonnes of aggregate every year, or 1kg per hour for each adult and child.

Read More
BUILDING NZBUILDING NZ

To build an average house, you need about 250 tonnes of aggregate - for use in concrete, asphalt, mortar and building products.

Read More
OUR COMMUNITYOUR COMMUNITY

The quarry industry is committed to working alongside local communities and follows stringent planning, environmental and operating conditions.

Read More

THE AGGREGATE & QUARRY ASSOCIATION – REPRESENTING NEW ZEALAND’S QUARRYING SECTOR.

SOURCING AGGREGATE AT LOCAL SITES, SAFELY AND AT REASONABLE COST, IS FUNDAMENTAL TO OUR NATION’S FUTURE.

Aggregate is sourced from rock quarries and from river stones and produced in sizes from tiny pebbles through to rocks as big as a table. These materials are the foundations of our everyday lives – for housing, schools, hospitals, factories and farms, offices, drains, roads and motorways.

Sourcing aggregate at local sites, safely and at reasonable cost, is fundamental to our nation’s future.

QUARRYING IN NEW ZEALAND

Today there are approximately 1100 registered quarries in New Zealand. Many of those are members of the the Aggregate and Quarry Association. Some of our members are still small operations; others are part of major corporates including J Swap Contractors, Fulton Hogan and Winstone Aggregates.

As a national body the AQA represents companies producing the many millions of tonnes of aggregate delivered every year as well as much of the limestone.

Watch our recent video, which explains quarrying’s importance in New Zealand.

Latest News

MEDIA RELEASE

Rock ready to roll under new minerals strategy

Quarries delivering rock, aggregate and sand - already by far the nation’s largest mineral producers - will be amongst the first to benefit from the sector’s new strategy. Resources Minister Shane Jones today announced a Draft Minerals Strategy to use the resources...

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MEDIA ARTICLE

Rock Our Future school competition – 2023

Schools from Northland to Otago are among the winners in the AQA’s Rock our Future school competition for years 5-8 in 2023. This year’s brief was for students to show three everyday uses of aggregate along with an explanation. They were encouraged to visit a local...

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