AGGREGATE & QUARRY ASSOCIATION
AQA MEDIA RELEASES & ARTICLES
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Fitzroy School rocks our renewables future
The Rock our Future competition was run by the national Aggregate and Quarry Association (AQA) to mark their 50th anniversary. Schools were invited to have pupils design a quarry which could crush and load ten truckloads of aggregate an hour.
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.
Crunch time’ for NZ’s quarries as aggregate price soar
Pressure on the country’s quarries has sparked a warning that road workers and building makers may be forced to import heaps of aggregate.
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...
Rushed reforms threaten training for smaller industries
Rushed reforms threaten training for smaller industries raining opportunities for smaller industry sectors such as quarrying may be lost with the Government’s proposed changes to vocational education, says an industry leader who saw similar changes in Australia....
New basecourse requirement will drive up roading construction costs
New Zealand’s national aggregates organisation says it fears new requirements for roading aggregate from the NZ Transport Agency will end up reducing the number of sites making basecourse and increase the cost of road building. New basecourse requirement will drive up...
New CEO appointed for national quarry industry organisation
The nation’s quarry organisation has announced the appointment of Wayne Scott as the new Chief Executive of the Aggregate and Quarry Association. AQA chair Jared Johnston says the AQA Board at its meeting today confirmed Wayne Scott to take on the role from October 1...
Mimico Awards | Canterbury quarry company wins top environmental award
A Canterbury company took top honours in this year’s industry environmental and community awards for a Chatham Islands project while another Canterbury quarry was a runner-up. A Canterbury company took top honours in this year’s industry environmental and community...
New chair and deputy for AQA and new CEO to be appointed
The nation’s quarry organisation has elected a new chair and deputy and confirmed a decision to recruit a full-time Chief Executive. The nation’s quarry organisation has elected a new chair and deputy and confirmed a decision to recruit a full-time Chief Executive. At...
Looming gravel shortage could throw projects into doubt
Looming gravel shortage could throw housing, roading projects into doubt - 1 NEWS NOW Read More...
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.