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Komatsu is set to hire 300 technicians across Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

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Komatsu scouting for tech-savvy apprentices

Mining and construction giant Komatsu is on a recruitment drive to employ 300 technicians across Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. Read more »
Former IQA President Wayne Scott has been appointed as the new CEO of New Zealand’s Aggregate and Quarry Association.

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Two hats for Scott with AQA CEO appointment

Industry stalwart Wayne Scott has recently been appointed as the new chief executive of New Zealand’s Aggregate and Quarry Association. Read more »
Young Members Network delegates on international study tour of New Zealand with co-ordinator Carl Morandy and host quarry manager Tom Jowsey (extreme left).

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Young Members complete NZ study tour

Young industry professionals from the Australian mainland have recently enjoyed a week of education and networking on New Zealand’s North Island. Read more »
The first Responsible Mining Index report identifies areas in which large mining companies can improve. Image courtesy: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/astrid/37929475034/" target="_blank">Astrid Westvang</a>

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Responsible Mining Index goes online

A report that details how some of the world’s largest companies meet environmental, social and economic expectations has been released. Read more »
The art deco Empire Theatre, in Toowoomba, was a “welcome change from the usual cold and uninviting convention centres”.

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Toowoomba meeting showcases growth, new talent

IQA has hailed its 60th annual conference in Toowoomba as a great success that showcased the region’s infrastructure growth and utilised local support and talent. Damian Christie highlights the key moments. Read more »
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, pictured with Deborah Woodrup (Caterpillar) and Michael Benic (Hanson), happily posed for pictures.

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Toowoomba meeting showcases growth, new talent

The IQA has hailed its 60th annual conference in Toowoomba as a great success that showcased the region’s infrastructure growth and utilised local support and talent. Read more »
The IQA tour gathered delegates from all over Australia to visit numerous supplier factories, including CDE headquarters.

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Centenary study tour provides new insights

Following a tour of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland to mark the centenary anniversary of the Institute of Quarrying, IQA delegates have hailed the tour a “great success”. Read more »
IQA members will visit the historic Welsh Slate Quarry (pictured a century ago) in Penrhyn, Wales, this month.

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IQA study tour marks 100th anniversary

To mark the centenary anniversary of the Institute of Quarrying, an IQA delegation has embarked on a 12-day study tour of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Read more »
Sixty per cent of NZ quarry supervisors have not updated their certificates of competence.

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Supervisors fail verbal safety exam

According to industry groups, 60 per cent of New Zealand quarry supervisors are failing an exam that certifies them to safely run a site. Read more »
A photo taken from the Westpac rescue helicopter of the Heathstock Haulage quarry accident site. Source: stuff.co.nz

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Quarry death intensifies calls for stronger regulation

The death of a quarry worker in New Zealand – the third within three months – has highlighted the importance of proper training as calls for stricter safety regulations intensify. Read more »
Over a dozen environmental science students from around the world recently visited Hanson’s Lytton concrete plant.

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‘Future industry leaders’ visit concrete plant

A national construction materials producer, in conjunction with a leading university, has hosted a site visit of Australian and international students at one of its concrete plants. Read more »
Vest has shown that older quarry workers have much to offer. Source: The Roanoke Times.

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Quarry worker calls it a day – in his 90s

A retiring quarry worker has proven that work ethic matters more than age after continuing to contribute to the industry well into his twilight years. Read more »


 

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