AGGREGATE & QUARRY ASSOCIATION

Latest News

AQA MEDIA RELEASES & ARTICLES

Included on this page are important news releases and industry related articles pertinent to the AQA and all its members. For media enquiries, contact our Communications Advisor.

Want more AQA news? We have two regular newsletters available for reading in our members only section. Join us or enquire about membership.

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...

MORE

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...

MORE

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...

MORE

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....

MORE

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...

MORE

ABOUT QUARRYING IN NEW ZEALAND

USING AGGREGATE

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.

BUILDING NZ

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

OUR COMMUNITY

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