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Auckland heading into a crisis with sand decision

The quarry industry warns Auckland faces an almost immediate crisis for road and building construction after consent application for coastal sand extraction at Pakiri near Mangawhai were declined. Aggregate and Quarry Association CEO Wayne Scott says the decision of...


Forest & Bird beating a hollow and expensive drum

Forest & Bird's opposition to new consenting pathways for quarries is a call to burn more fuel and add cost to every new home, says the Aggregate and Quarry Association. CEO Wayne Scott says F&B is effectively telling its members that sometimes tiny patches of...


Dunedin quarries sweep national industry awards

Dunedin’s Blackhead Quarries has swept the annual national awards of the quarry industry. At a gala dinner in Wellington on Friday night, Blackhead Quarries and associated companies took five of the seven awards given to quarries competing from around the country....


Crunch time for infrastructure supply from quarries

The quarry industry meets this week in Wellington facing escalating demand for what they produce and dwindling supply. Aggregate and Quarry Association CEO Wayne Scott says you don’t need an economics degree to work out that Kiwis soon face steeply rising prices for...