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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 Manager.

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Not in my backyard heard around the quarrying world

Quarries around the world face communities who resist having one in their backyard while demanding increased supply, an international quarry meeting in Queenstown heard today. New Zealand’s Aggregate & Quarry Association (AQA)is hosting our first meeting of the...

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GAIN and QuarryNZ preview 2023

Queenstown and Christchurch will next week host quarry industry leaders from around the world. The first-ever meeting in New Zealand of the Global Aggregates Information Network (GAIN) will be attended by representatives of those who produce rock, aggregates and...

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Awards recognise women in extractives

Internationally recognised environmental work and an ability to roll up the sleeves and do any job, while mentoring others, were defining qualities of the winners of awards given out today in Christchurch by the extractives industry. Celebrating diversity and...

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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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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.