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Keen interest in environmental awards

Keen interest in environmental awards
Isaac Construction, which won gold in the MIMICO Environmental Excellence Awards last year for its legacy project at its McLean’s Island quarry on Christchurch’s northern outskirts, has set the bar pretty high for future entrants. Above. endangered species who now make their home at the Isaac quarry include the black stilt left, and the blue duck, right. Below, the quarry site in it’s early days.

Entries are now open for the 2017 MIMICO Environmental Excellence Awards.

With an increasing focus on environmental issues, the awards help businesses to demonstrate their commitment to this aspect of their operation, says Aggregate and Quarry Association of New Zealand (AQA) chair Brian Roche.

This year former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Morgan Williams, will once again be the judge of the awards.

Last year’s winners were Isaac Construction who won gold for its legacy project at its McLeans Island quarry on Christchurch’s northern outskirts.

Silver awards went to Canterbury Aggregates for its commitment to handover its Amberley Beach Quarry as a future community asset, and to Fulton Hogan Miners Road quarry for leadership in environmental policy and sustainability practice.

Roche says that last year Dr Williams commented that a standout feature of all the winners was that environmental management goals were an integral part of their operations.

He is expecting this year’s awards to also attract some top-notch entries with AQA CEO Roger Parton reporting he’s already received an entry.

To enter the awards interested parties can contact Brendon Burns, Communications Advisor, AQA on 0274 305501 or comms@aqa.org.nz All entries must be received by Thursday May 25, 2017, and posted to CEO, AQA, PO Box 32019, Maungaraki Lower Hutt 5050 or by courier to 11 Wisteria Grove, Maungaraki Lower Hutt 5010.

Winners will be announced at the 2017 QuarryNZ conference in Auckland.

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