AGGREGATE & QUARRY ASSOCIATION
AQA MEDIA RELEASES & ARTICLES
Quarries may not seem a likely source of support for wetlands but the industry says it does a lot towards creating what is today being celebrated on World Wetlands Day. Aggregate and Quarry Association CEO, Wayne Scott, says quarries around the country have helped...
Watch the video about the work to reopen the harbour, rail and road following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake – from Waka Kotahi.
The AQA’s second Rock our Future School Competition has seen primary schools in Waikato and Manawatū take away the prizes. This year the competition was centred on designing a final use for a quarry that had finished extracting rock. There were eight finalists...
Veteran quarry industry manager and consultant George William Cunningham – Geo – passed away on Wednesday aged 84 in Matamata.
A Cambridge primary school and one in Palmerston North have taken away the prizes in a national competition centred on turning a former quarry into a community asset.
A Palmerston North primary school and also one in Waikato have taken away the prizes in a national competition centred on turning a former quarry into a community asset.
New regulations which halt work near any land that gets wet will push already short supplies of rock, gravel and sand into a crisis situation, drive up prices and put the delivery of shovel-ready projects at risk.
The national quarry organisation says it hopes that the delays and cost blow-out for Transmission Gully may finally see a change in Government and council planning for major projects.
Successive governments have failed to plan where quarried materials will come from for New Zealand roads and buildings. Unless rapidly addressed, Aggregate and Quarry Association CEO Wayne Scott says all the promises of infrastructure being key to the COVID-19...
AQA has release a Policy Briefing ahead of this years September Election. You can view it, and AQA members can request hard copies by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT QUARRYING IN NEW ZEALAND
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.