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Changes at MinEx

MinEx CEO Les McCracken is stepping down and is taking some well-earned leave through to midSeptember. Read more about 'Changes at MinEx'...

Mining and quarry jobs rest on new health and safety rules being met

Jobs in mining, quarrying and contracting are at risk if new health and safety rules are not renewed within six months, industry representatives say. Read more about 'Mining and quarry jobs rest on new health and safety rules being met'...

Industry groups say competency renewals now urgent

Industry groups say competency renewals now urgent. Read more about 'Industry groups say competency renewals now urgent'...

Oropi Quarries fined over $160K for death of worker

Oropi Quarries must fork out over $160,000 in fines and reparations over the death of a worker last year. Read more about 'Oropi Quarries fined over $160K for death of worker'...

MinEx clarifies that air quality code applies to quarries, alluvials

MinEx says proposed regulatory codes for air quality need to be more explicit about including quarries and alluvial mines. Read more about 'MinEx clarifies that air quality code applies to quarries, alluvials'...

Flexibility on CPD hours for conference add-ons

Amid some confusion and concerns around the number of Continuing Professional Development hours accruing for attendance at industry conferences, the IOQNZ brought together a recent round-table discussion supported by AQA... Read more about 'Flexibility on CPD hours for conference add-ons'...

TTMRA provides clarification on mutual recognition of CoCs between Australia and New Zealand

Extractives’ Certificates of Competence gained under Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement (TTRMA) clarification 30 June 2016. Read more about 'TTMRA provides clarification on mutual recognition of CoCs between Australia and New Zealand '...

Quarry operator ordered to pay over $150K after employee crushed to death

A South Canterbury-based quarry and transport operator has been ordered to pay reparations of $100,000 to the family of an employee who was crushed to death while working at its... Read more about 'Quarry operator ordered to pay over $150K after employee crushed to death'...

Working together on the new regulations

Chris Baker, chair of the Mining/Extractives Health and Safety Council, responds to CoC concerns and comments as reported in in the February issue of Q&M magazine. Read more about 'Working together on the new regulations'...

Quarrying Industry calls for action on 'unregistered' quarries around New Zealand

Further deaths at New Zealand quarries are likely if hundreds of sites remain unregistered, the industry's health and safety council says. Read more about 'Quarrying Industry calls for action on 'unregistered' quarries around New Zealand'...

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