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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...


Forest & Bird beating a hollow and expensive drum

Forest & Bird's opposition to new consenting pathways for quarries is a call to burn more fuel and add cost to every new home, says the Aggregate and Quarry Association. CEO Wayne Scott says F&B is effectively telling its members that sometimes tiny patches of...