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.
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