Author: Kirsten Magnusson

Harnessing Perlite

20 Mar 2024

Stevenson has been working with the natural volcanic material perlite to create a concrete product with a dramatically reduced carbon impact.  The carbon footprint for perlite is under 100 kg per tonne, much less than the 500-800 kg produced for each tonne of cement and lower than other supplementary cementitious materials – SCMs – like […]

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Meet Our Cadets

12 Mar 2024

Stevenson’s cadetship programme is aimed at school leavers and young people who are thinking about a career in the quarrying industry. The cadets follow a two-year structured training programme where they rotate through various areas in the business. This allows them to explore a range of jobs that Stevenson offers and discover their preferences. Learning […]

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Community Sponsorship Fund

26 Feb 2024

Stevenson is community-focused and enjoys engaging with our local people. Each of our sites has a sponsorship fund dedicated to projects that support community clubs, schools and teams. The sponsorship fund strengthens our relationships and allows us to make meaningful contributions to the community. Sponsorship helps us get to know the people in our neighbourhood. […]

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Allan McDonald, a valuable and knowledgeable leader

12 Feb 2024

Tauhei Quarry Manager Allan McDonald is no stranger to the industry. With thirty years of quarrying experience under his belt, he is a valuable and knowledgeable leader to his crew of fifteen. Allan comes from a farming background and has always had an interest in machinery. He was surprised to discover that he has a […]

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E-Waste Recycling

21 Dec 2023

Quarry Engineer Bryn Llewellyn from Waingaro quarry wants to see a change in consumer culture. He has taken a small step to inspire people inside and outside of the business to do their part for our planet. He asks people to consider what they are buying and to think about what the end-of-life process will […]

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Good Work Awards – Stevenson wins Bill Perry Health and Safety Award

30 Nov 2023

On Tuesday 3rd October, the annual Fulton Hogan Good Work Awards were held to recognise the remarkable achievements of top-performing teams and individuals. The event was well-attended and showcased excellencefrom across the motu. The awards highlight the achievements of regions, teams and individuals, making it a heartwarming and inspiring occasion. It is a chance to […]

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New Look Trucks for Stevenson Concrete

13 Nov 2023

The first two of a new fleet of concrete trucks have hit the roads and you’ll notice they look a little different! The Stevenson brand means everything to us. It represents our culture, one that’s built on more than a century of loyalty, determination, and community focus. We’re immensely proud of our new look, it […]

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Warren Coe, 40 Years in the Business

30 Oct 2023

Warren Coe is a hard-working joker who is part of the furniture at Drury quarry. His personalised plate is QRYHRD (Quarry Hard) but everyone who knows Warren will agree that he is a man with a big heart who likes to laugh. He is a positive role model and a helpful mentor to those who […]

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Cadetship programme at Stevenson Aggregates

30 Oct 2023

A cadetship programme is now in place in Stevenson Aggregates. The programme is aimed at school leavers and young people. It serves as a stepping stone for those that are wanting to pursue a career in the quarrying industry. We provide a comprehensive, structured training programme, mentorship and financial development support during a two-year programme […]

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Nathan Gibbons Wins IOQ Award

13 Sep 2023

Drury Quarry Manager Nathan Gibbons has won the Turnco Niemac JCI Astec Achievement Award at the 2023 IOQ awards. The award is made to recognise personal achievement by an IOQ member working as a quarry plant operator or engineer. The intent is to reward a person directly responsible for plant operation, or in plant maintenance, […]

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Concrete Pumping at Catalina Bay

12 Sep 2023

Willis Bond’s newest development project, Catalina Bay Apartments, has a rich aviation history and is located at the northernmost tip of Hobsonville Point. The site was previously owned by the Royal New Zealand Airforce and was used to launch and house the Catalina and Sunderland flying boats. 

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Cheri Sam, Machine Specialist

21 Jun 2023

Cheri Sam is an experienced machine specialist and Stevenson brand champ at Clevedon quarry. Her can-do attitude and willingness to learn makes Cheri a valuable asset to the small team out at Clevedon. For almost three years Cheri worked in the contracting division for Fulton Hogan where the majority of her work was drainage jobs […]

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Rosie Toto-Croucher, Loader Leading Hand

18 Jun 2023

Rosie Toto-Croucher has been a friendly and familiar face out at Drury quarry for the past 12 years. She has recently been promoted to loader leading hand, which puts her in charge of Drury’s 11 loader drivers. Rosie arrives at the quarry around 5.45 am each day for a 6 am start. “Before we get […]

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Crushing it at 30 below

19 May 2023

Operating a mobile cone crusher in a climate of -30° proved challenging for Drury’s Assistant Quarry Manager Ashton Cogdale on his recent 8-week trip to the coldest place on earth, Antarctica. Ashton was selected from a group of 23 people who applied to work on the 70-year-old McMurdo Station redevelopment project. The project team was […]

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Recruitment Open Day

17 May 2023

We’re on the lookout for new Lab Technicians. Come along to our Recruitment Open Day at Stevenson Drury! Lab technician is the perfect position for someone who’s not afraid of getting their hands dirty. At Stevenson, our technicians carry out testing on aggregates, soil, asphalt and conduct environmental monitoring. No experience is required – we […]

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Jayden Ellis Celebrates 30 Years

13 May 2023

Business Service Manager Jayden Ellis has reached an impressive 30-year milestone at Stevenson. He is the third generation of his family to be working in the quarrying industry with both his dad and grandfather paving the way. Jayden joined the business in 1993 as a school leaver, “My dad Steve Ellis was a quarry manager […]

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Transport team supports Hawkes Bay

27 Apr 2023

Suretha Jacobs (SJ) and Shannon Bratton from Stevenson Transport stepped up to support the people of Hawkes Bay after the devastating impacts of cyclone Gabrielle. A call to action was put out to Stevenson staff, customers and suppliers to donate much-needed supplies for families in need.

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Dawn blessing for Drury workspace

16 Apr 2023

The Drury team and mana whenua have acknowledged the completion of the new Drury admin offices and lab. Stevenson staff along with representatives from Ngāti Tamaoho held a dawn blessing on site. Kaumatua Ted Ngataki and his wife Waiata along with Kuia Helen Rawiri welcomed the group with karanga before blessing the new buildings with […]

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Be Seen – Be Heard

31 Mar 2023

Providing a safe environment and education about minimising risk in the workplace really is the number one priority at Stevenson. Engineering Operations Manager Ross Ashby was involved in the production of a recent safety video, Be Seen – Be Heard. Ross organised an end-of-life ute to show a dramatic and sobering illustration of why exclusion […]

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Pours nearing completion on Watercare’s new $79m reservoir

16 Feb 2023

Stevenson has completed the third of four concrete floor pours for a new 45-million-litre reservoir at Auckland’s Redoubt Road reservoir complex. In one of Stevenson’s largest-ever pours, in November last year, the team poured over 500 m3 of concrete, representing around 100 trucks, in just one night. Key account and business development manager Shaun Rippingale […]

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Close-knit team at Drury workshop

16 Feb 2023

Maintenance mechanical supervisor Adam Jeremic manages the close-knit team that looks after the day and night shift aggregates for Drury quarry. The diverse team of 18 is made up of 7 night shift fitters, 3 cleaners, 4 day shift trade fitters, 1 apprentice, 2 trades assistants and supervisor Adam. There is a lot of gear […]

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A steadfast man with experience, knowledge and a commitment to his community

23 Jan 2023

Brian Morgan has a rich history and is an integral part of the Tauhei community. In 1962, Brian began working at what was then the Waikato District Council quarry in Tauhei. Almost 60 years later Brian continues to demonstrate his strong work ethic and reliability as a water cart driver for Stevenson. His experience, knowledge […]

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An OE with a difference

23 Jan 2023

Last month, Stevenson’s Drury assistant quarry manager Ashton Cogdale embarked on an Antarctica adventure to continue with the work at McMurdo Station that was interrupted during the pandemic. Ashton and Canterbury portable quarry operator Charles Phillips joined Fulton Hogan’s Roydon quarry department manager Nick Hornblow, Miners Road quarry supervisor Chris Williams and Appleby quarry specialist […]

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Construction underway for significant senior housing development in Avondale

23 Jan 2023

Highbury Triangle is a development project by Kāinga Ora which sees Stevenson Concrete supplying more than 3500 m3 or 700 6-wheeler truckloads of concrete through commercial contractor CMP construction. The project began in April 2022, and so far Stevenson has supplied 1645 m3 of product with another 1900 m3 still to be delivered. Stevenson Concrete’s […]

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Pioneering Volvo’s Largest Hybrid

23 Nov 2022

Stevenson has the keys to Volvo’s new EC480EL hybrid excavator. It is the first hybrid excavator to be used commercially in the world and our experience of operating the EC480EL will be part of Volvo’s assessment of the product. Volvo’s New Zealand distributor, TDX, says Fulton Hogan is a good test bed for technology aimed […]

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Drury Quarry’s Sharleen Langdale-Hunt

24 Aug 2022

Sharleen is known around the Drury quarry as the Go-to Girl and a Jack of all Trades. She looks after her co-workers by keeping their lunchroom and bathrooms meticulously clean and well stocked, and they know to come to her for PPE, safety gear, and uniform. She is warm and outgoing and loves the social […]

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Environmental Road Maps

28 Jul 2022

Reducing our carbon footprint, protecting the environment and producing sustainable products are all part of our strategy for creating a better world. Fulton Hogan has launched the environmental and sustainability strategic plan (2022 to 2025) for its New Zealand businesses. The strategic plan is a working document used to focus effort, align priorities and record […]

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Kaiārahi Ō Akengokengo – Inspiring Māori leadership

28 Mar 2022

Lavinia Backhouse-Smith is passionate and driven and is the Transport Manager for Stevenson Concrete. She recently completed the Māori leadership programme, Kaiārahi Ō Akengokengo, and is living out the knowledge she has gained from the course not only at work but at home too. Fulton Hogan designed the Māori leadership programme specifically for Māori leaders […]

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Introducing Jess Johnston

22 Mar 2022

Jess Johnston is an energetic young mum who lives with her daughter Katelyn and dogs Roam and Ghost. She grew up in a family of bus, truck and machine drivers, so it’s no surprise that Jess developed a love of driving and found her happy place operating machinery at Tauhei Quarry. Jess’s career in quarrying […]

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Our commitment to sustainability

15 Mar 2022

The team at Stevenson are committed to sustainability and we make it our priority to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment.

Our technical team has partnered with sustainability experts Thinkstep to create an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).

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Emerald anniversary for Colin Stretch

21 Feb 2022

Drury Maintenance Engineer Colin Stretch will celebrate an impressive 55 years of service with Stevenson in December. In 1966, Colin started with Stevenson in a maintenance role at Mount Smart Quarry. It wasn’t his first job. He’d had been working in the Central North Island, at Tūrangi on the power scheme and in Tauranga, quarrying […]

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We’re going paperless

15 Sep 2021

Stevenson Concrete is going paperless. We’re implementing a concrete delivery management system called iStrada which will allow our customers to track deliveries, review tickets online and check order details.

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