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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...
Timeline is now critical in Government move to address quarry concerns
Cabinet’s agreement to provide quarries and other affected sectors with a consenting pathway through obstacles created by new wetland regulations promulgated last September has been welcomed by Aggregate & Quarry Association CEO, Wayne Scott. He says the critical...
Southland quarry & landfill lead way on circular economy
AB Lime in Southland is leading the way with a circular economy approach to its operations and deserves support for a renewed landfill consent, says the Aggregate and Quarry Association. AQA CEO Wayne Scott who has visited AB Lime’s operations near Winton says the...
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...
Quarries Contribute to World Wetlands Day
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...
Waka Kotahi – Rebuilding road and rail in Kaikōura
Watch the video about the work to reopen the harbour, rail and road following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake – from Waka Kotahi.
Waikato and Manawatū schools rock
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...
An industry rock has fallen
Veteran quarry industry manager and consultant George William Cunningham – Geo – passed away on Wednesday aged 84 in Matamata.
Waikato school rocks
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.
Palmerston North school rocks
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.
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.