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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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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Christchurch needs well-managed quarries to grow

Headline claims that Christchurch does not need new quarries ignores the city’s demands for access to sufficient rock and sand to meet population and housing growth, says the Aggregate and Quarry Association. CEO Wayne Scott says a Press story today is rehearsing...

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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.