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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.

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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,...

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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...

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Quarry industry meets at critical juncture

The nation’s quarry industry holds its annual conference in Taranaki this week at what is described as a critical juncture for the sector and its fundamental role in helping build New Zealand. Aggregate and Quarry Association (AQA) CEO Wayne Scott says the industry is...

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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...

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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.