The Northland IoQ branch held an awards night for the first time this year. Murray Smith, Northland IoQ chairman, says that, thanks to his committee and all the fantastic sponsors, the night was a huge success.
“Some 120 people attended from suppliers and the quarry industry. It was all about recognising our Northland people in the quarry industry.
“We were very pleased to have the presence of Les Ward, IoQ president, Murray Discombe, Dean Torstonson, and Petrina Torstonson – IoQ secretary.”
Three awards were presented.
The first was Quarry Operator of the Year, sponsored by Transdiesel. The winner was Thomas Noakes from Clements Contractors. Jo Dickson from Dickson’s Transport and Quarries was second; and Wayne Wilson from Winstones Otaika third.
The Quarry Employee of the Year, sponsored by Crushing and Mining Supplies, was won by Jake Rouse from Dickson’s Transport and Quarries. Renee Wilson from Clements Contractors was second, and Janet Attwood from Winstones Otaika, third.
The Good Bugger Award, sponsored by Advanced Engineering Group, was won by Keith Tahu from Bellinghams, Kaitaia.