Do people come before nature? It’s an age-old issue which comes into sharp focus as New Zealand grapples with climate change, large scale farming practices and urban expansion. I’m a staunch supporter of maintaining and improving our environment – but like most Kiwis,...
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Rock our Future winners north and south
Children from an urban Auckland school and a rural Otago school are the winners of the Rock our Future competition for 2022. Twelve finalists were selected from over 100 entries, and delegates at the July QuarryNZ conference in New Plymouth voted, resulting in winners...
Network infrastructure investment of $172b signalled over next decade
Article by Brad Olsen, Infometrics New analysis from Infometrics points to a considerable lift in infrastructure investment over the next decade, as maintenance and upgrades of local networks ratchet up. Our analysis extends our infrastructure horizon until 2031 and...
Rock our Future rocks on
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...
Timeline is now critical in Government move to address quarry concerns
Cabinet’s agreement to provide quarries and other affected sectors with a consenting pathway through obstacles created by new wetland regulations promulgated last September has been welcomed by Aggregate & Quarry Association CEO, Wayne Scott. He says the critical...
Waka Kotahi – Rebuilding road and rail in Kaikōura
Watch the video about the work to reopen the harbour, rail and road following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake – from Waka Kotahi.
NZP&M Quarries Survey is Live
Annual Return of Industrial Rocks and Minerals Output 2019 (Quarry Survey) The information collected by NZP&M is the only reliable data on aggregate production and is critical in our discussions with Government over sector issues.We encourage everyone, whether...
Wayne Scott: Getting the fundamentals right with infrastructure spending
Featured in the NZ Herald The Government has signalled that 2020 will see major announcements on infrastructure. Given this is an election year, there will no doubt be plenty of photo opportunities of Ministers in fluoro jackets wielding spades or sitting on diggers.
Industry Group chalks up half century
The Aggregate & Quarry Association (AQA) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. “it’s a milestone and demonstrates the stability of the industry and its importance for New Zealand,” says AQA CEO Wayne Scott.
Crunch time’ for NZ’s quarries as aggregate price soar
Pressure on the country’s quarries has sparked a warning that road workers and building makers may be forced to import heaps of aggregate.