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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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A model approach to CPD and engagement

New continued professional development requirements for the extractive sector deserve praise for their content and the approach taken, says Wayne Scott, CEO of both the quarry industry national organisation and its health and safety council.

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South Island entrants share MIMICO award

Two South Island quarries entries proved too good to separate as winners in the annual MIMICO environment and community awards run by the Aggregate and Quarry Association. Canterbury quarries also featured in two other awards (details later in release.) Two South...

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Rogue small quarries must shape up or be shut

The quarry industry and its health and safety organisation on want a tougher approach taken this year to small quarries that continue to flout health and safety regulations. The quarry industry and its health and safety organisation on want a tougher approach taken...

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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.