Mimico Award


The industry sponsored MIMICO Environment & Community Award annually recognises and celebrates the quarry industry’s care for the environment and community. The award acknowledges the excellent and diverse range of projects undertaken by AQA members.

MIMICO is a well-respected Waikato company that sells, hires and services heavy machinery; it shares the AQA’s commitment to encouraging environmental excellence.

MIMICO 2024 Award

Does your company have an initiative that protects the environment and / or supports a community?

  • $3,000 prize up for grabs
  • Whether it’s a big or small project, you should consider entering
  • If you are doing your bit for the environment – let us know
  • All finalists will receive publicity including written material, promotion at the QuarryNZ conference that year as well as feature on the AQA website.

Entries for the 2024 MIMICO Environment & Community Award are now closed.

Past Winners

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MIMICO 2023 AWARD WINNER – Fulton Hogan

Wayne Scott, MIMICO Award judge, said Fulton Hogan won through due to the scale of this ecological project to establish fish passage between water course adjoining Willowbank Quarry.

Inheriting a partly constructed but non-operational fish ramp from the previous operators of the site, Fulton Hogan redesigned and constructed the fish ramp that drops down 25m over 90m to enable fish passage from a stream below the quarry to the upper catchment areas on the Willowbank farm.

    Left to right: Wayne Scott (AQA CEO) with Shane Hagai and Phill Houben (Fulton Hogan)

See 2023 entries here.

MIMICO 2022 AWARD WINNER - Winstone Aggregates

Wayne Scott, MIMICO Award judge, said Winstone Aggregates won through doing the first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for aggregate and sand products in New Zealand.

In February 2022 Winstone Aggregates released their first EPD for aggregate and sand products, which covers the embodied carbon of products from eight quarries across the North Island. To be a sustainable business means to operate in a way that is protective of people, our community, the environment, and the economy. The EPD does this by focusing on five key workstreams; social, biodiversity, water, waste and carbon reduction.

See 2022 entries here.

MIMICO 2021 AWARD WINNER - Blackhead Quarries

Bernie Napp, MIMICO Award judge, said Blackhead Quarries won through being the first quarry in the country to use an electric truck. The 30 tonne truck, imported from China, costs about $4 a day to run, carting 600 tonnes of aggregate at the Logan Point Quarry in Dunedin, as opposed to burning 80-90 litres of diesel.

See 2021 entries here.

MIMICO 2019 AWARD WINNERS - Fulton Hogan & Christchurch Ready Mix

The winners of the MIMICO Environment & Community Award 2019 were Fulton Hogan Dunedin Peninsula Connection Project & Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete – Water Recycling Improvements. Read more about their entries here, or view the finalists presentation.



Aggregates are the most consumed bulk product in the world after water. New Zealand uses 9-10 tonnes of aggregate every year for each adult and child.


To build an average house, you need about 250 tonnes of aggregate - for use in concrete, asphalt, mortar and building products.


The quarry industry is committed to working alongside local communities and follows stringent planning, environmental and operating conditions.