AGGREGATE & QUARRY ASSOCIATION
AQA MEDIA RELEASES & ARTICLES
Comments by Kelvin W. Duncan,PhD
We urgently seek high-level intervention before issues escalate with national implications including supply of the very material that is the foundation of every New Zealand building and road. Mines and quarries are similar, but different yet J Swap Contractors,...
Aggregate and Quarry Association says if Environment Canterbury implements a new ‘no tolerance’ ban on any dust beyond quarry boundaries it could end a whole range of land-based activities. [button...
Rapid Quarry Expansion Leaves Christchurch Neighbours Feeling Surrounded Read More...
High failure rates for B Grade quarry qualifications are a symptom of wider issues within the quarry industry which it is determined to address as part of a wider response [button link="https://www.aqa.org.nz/uploads/files/Contractor_Perspectives.pdf"...
Warning Over Moving Quarries From Urban Areas
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.