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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...


People before prophets

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,...


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...


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...


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...


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.