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How forecast hot weather could impact farmers and food

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:41 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ strongly believes that as the climate continues to vary, many areas of New Zealand will be at increasing at risk of drought and to mitigate this risk, the country must invest in well-designed water storage. More >>

Government announcement on irrigation a lost opportunity

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 4:26 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says it welcomes the government’s announcement today that the Waimea Community Dam and Kurow Duntroon Irrigation Scheme will be able to progress, however it is disappointed that the planned Hurunui, Hunter Downs and Flaxborne irrigation ... More >>

Diverse entries recognised in Irrigation Innovation Awards

Monday, 26 February 2018, 2:38 pm | Irrigation NZ

A water race safety video for children, a GIS Database system helping farmers to meet environmental requirements and a new effluent screen which allows effluent to be more easily applied via centre pivot irrigators have been named as finalists in ... More >>

NZ needs more water storage in a changing climate

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 1:04 pm | Irrigation NZ

The importance of water storage in helping provide a reliable supply of water for urban communities, and for food and energy production in a changing climate needs to be recognised, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

Advice for irrigators over a long, dry summer

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 3:14 pm | Irrigation NZ

With much of New Zealand experiencing exceptionally dry conditions, IrrigationNZ has some advice for irrigators on how to make the most efficient use of water over summer. More >>

IrrigationNZ back to help improve irrigation management

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 9:47 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ will be back on farms this summer testing irrigation systems and helping farmers improve the efficiency of their irrigation. More >>

Petition misrepresents irrigation facts

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 3:29 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says that the petition presented by Greenpeace at Parliament today misrepresents how irrigation has been funded and used and ignores the wide range of benefits to New Zealand from irrigation, as well as the efforts being made to ... More >>

Conference focuses on the future of irrigation

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 2:52 pm | Irrigation NZ

Registrations for IrrigationNZ’s 2018 national Conference are now open. Unlocking a Golden Future through SMART irrigation is the theme of the conference to be hosted at Alexandra from 17-19 April 2018. More >>

Continued investment in water infrastructure vital

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 5:20 pm | Irrigation NZ

Continued investment in water infrastructure vital for regional growth and to combat climate change A Labour and Green commitment to wind down Government loan funding for irrigation ignores irrigation’s vital role in regional growth and climate change ... More >>

Common sense prevails on water tax

Friday, 20 October 2017, 1:34 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says that a decision by the new government not to introduce a water tax would be a victory for common sense. More >>

Don't Forget to Submit Your Abstract

Friday, 29 September 2017, 11:52 am | Irrigation NZ

Abstract submissions open: Tuesday 12 September Abstract submissions close: Wednesday 18 October Authors notified: Thursday 26 October Powerpoint presentations due: March 2018 (date tba) More >>

Water tax 'not about bottlers'

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 3:26 pm | Irrigation NZ

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern should not answer questions about the party's proposed water tax by saying it's about targeting water bottlers, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

Water tax by the numbers: A breakdown

Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:26 am | Irrigation NZ

Recent attempts to estimate the cost of Labour’s proposed water tax to farmers have demonstrated a basic lack of understanding of how irrigation works, says nonprofit membership body IrrigationNZ. This issue, which is compounded by a lack of detail ... More >>

Confusion reigns on 'no new taxes' pledge

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 2:57 pm | Irrigation NZ

Confused members of nonprofit body Irrigation New Zealand are contacting IrrigationNZ asking if a water tax IS going ahead, following Labour's announcement on tax plans today. More >>

Enable farmers to farm sustainably says PM

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 4:10 pm | Irrigation NZ

More than 400 farmers and other rural business owners turned out in Ashburton today to hear National’s policies on the primary sector and the environment and discuss concerns on a raft of new proposed taxes by Greens and Labour, including Labour’s ... More >>

Unintended environmental and community impacts of water tax

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 2:48 pm | Irrigation NZ

A new survey of irrigators has revealed the potential impact of implementing Labour’s proposal on a water tax, including the news that it is set to lead to more intensive farming. More >>

Labour changes its mind on water tax yet again

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 9:31 am | Irrigation NZ

Supporters of Labour's proposed water tax may be changing their minds when they hear the money raised won't all be spent on cleaning up rivers. More >>

Why will the least swimmable rivers receive less funding?

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 11:43 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is continuing to challenge the logic of Labour’s water tax proposal, after finding that regions with more swimmable rivers will receive more funding from the water tax, while those with the least swimmable rivers will receive less funding ... More >>

‘Let’s Answer This’ - Questions mounting on water tax

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:41 pm | Irrigation NZ

‘Let’s Answer This’, a campaign to get key questions on Labour’s proposed water tax answered is gathering momentum – while the fundamentals remain unclear. The questions (attached) were sent to Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern on Friday ... More >>

Labour's water tax policy to hit consumers and the East Coast

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 1:11 pm | Irrigation NZ

Reacting to today’s announcement of Labour’s freshwater policy, Irrigation New Zealand CEO Andrew Curtis said: 'Labour's water tax would affect every New Zealander. More >>



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