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GAIN and QuarryNZ preview 2023

Queenstown and Christchurch will next week host quarry industry leaders from around the world. The first-ever meeting in New Zealand of the Global Aggregates Information Network (GAIN) will be attended by representatives of those who produce rock, aggregates and...


Awards recognise women in extractives

Internationally recognised environmental work and an ability to roll up the sleeves and do any job, while mentoring others, were defining qualities of the winners of awards given out today in Christchurch by the extractives industry. Celebrating diversity and...


Quarry industry meets at critical juncture

The nation’s quarry industry holds its annual conference in Taranaki this week at what is described as a critical juncture for the sector and its fundamental role in helping build New Zealand. Aggregate and Quarry Association (AQA) CEO Wayne Scott says the industry is...


Auckland heading into a crisis with sand decision

The quarry industry warns Auckland faces an almost immediate crisis for road and building construction after consent application for coastal sand extraction at Pakiri near Mangawhai were declined. Aggregate and Quarry Association CEO Wayne Scott says the decision of...