Congratulations to the finalists of the New Zealand Minerals Sector Awards.
The 2018 finalists are:
Health and Safety Initiative Award
Awarded to the organisation responsible for implementing an innovative and effective health and safety programme in the minerals, mining, and quarrying sector.
Ravensdown – worker participation in workplace health and safety management, an online tool to promote positive behaviour, and clear assignment of responsibility to identify and deal with hazards.
Road Metals – dedicated health and safety manager, full involvement of the leadership, and improved health and safety performance.
Awarded to the organisation who has positively influenced the minerals, mining and quarrying sector by contributing a new technology or initiative.
OceanaGold Waihi – a psycho-social study of how Waihi residents are affected by blasting in underground gold workings, and the gaining of community acceptance of blasting.
Stevenson Construction Materials – worked closely with the New Zealand Transport Agency to design processing infrastructure at Drury quarry, to optimise HiLab aggregate and other aggregates production.
Tailored Energy Solutions – developed an additive to coal blends for improved environmental and operational outcomes from coal combustion in boilers of industrial and commercial customers.
Environmental Management Award
Award for the strongest overall demonstration of excellence in environmental management and preservation.
Greenbriar (Ohai Coal) – the putting out of an underground fire at the Ohai coal mine, and a wide range of environmental mitigation measures, including in respect of biodiversity and freshwater.
OceanaGold - Reefton Restoration Project – returning waste rock stacks and other disturbed ground into native forest at the closed Globe Progress mine near Reefton.
Isaac Construction – a long-standing native species recovery programme, and other conservation initiatives at former quarry sites in Christchurch.
Winners will be announced on the night at the gala dinner.