Richie McCaw digs for business experience at quarry

Richie McCaw PIC: DAVID WALKER/FAIRFAX NZ

Richie McCaw PIC: DAVID WALKER/FAIRFAX NZ

All Blacks great Richie McCaw has taken a 10 per cent stake in a Canterbury quarry company to get more hands-on business experience.

SOL Quarries has a 15-year permit to dig millions of tonnes of shingle from a new quarry in Yaldhurst near Christchurch airport that is about the size of 25 rugby fields.

Joining SOL was a chance to learn about running a business, McCaw said. The company took two years and spent half-a-million dollars to get approval for the quarry.

STUFF Article written by Tim Fulton