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.
The quarry industry says it will work with Government agencies to remedy policies which a NZ Infrastructure Commission Te Waihanga study says make it harder to access the aggregate needed to meet growing demand. Aggregate and Quarry Association (AQA) CEO Wayne Scott...
Pupils from schools in Oamaru and Pukekohe are this year’s winners in the Rock our Future competition. AQA CEO Wayne Scott says the competition’s third year required school students to write an essay describing their experiences at a quarry and what they learned. “We...