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Irrigation New Zealand Welcomes 4th LAWF Report

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:29 am | Irrigation NZ

“The diverse group of forum members have spent a lot of time collaborating to reach the additional recommendations,” said Andrew Curtis, CEO of Irrigation New Zealand. “This has resulted in constructive advice to Ministers for the development of freshwater ... More >>

IrrigationNZ launches 2015 snapshot of industry

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 9:19 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ will launch its first-ever annual snapshot of New Zealand’s irrigation sector at today’s AGM in response to enquiries about the health of the industry and proposed developments across the country. More >>

‘Intense’ El Nino event requires irrigators to plan now

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 11:57 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says irrigating farmers need to plan now for how they will use their seasonal irrigation volumes as a severe El Nino could mean many farmers will run short of water half way through this season. More >>

Forest & Bird seek to delay progress

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 11:11 am | Irrigation NZ

“Forest & Bird is once again using delay tactics in an attempt to stall development of the Ruataniwha Dam,” says Andrew Curtis, CEO of IrrigationNZ. “It has threatened to seek a High Court review of an approved DOC land swap.” More >>

Irrigation opportunities in Otago under the spotlight at AGM

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 11:20 am | Irrigation NZ

The future for irrigating farmers in Otago will come under the spotlight at IrrigationNZ’s first-ever AGM in the region on Thursday 5 November. More >>

Nutrient management in irrigation – getting it right

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 5:26 pm | Irrigation NZ

“There is growing pressure on the boards of irrigation schemes to understand the liabilities of nutrient management on an individual shareholder and catchment basis,” says IrrigationNZ Chairwoman, Nicky Hyslop. “Irrigation scheme boards have a responsibility ... More >>

New Zealand in unique position for ‘water development’

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 3:45 pm | Irrigation NZ

New Zealand has many advantages over the rest of the world when it comes to ‘water development’ but we need to get better at leveraging water use – for our future well-being and to protect us from the effects of climate change, says IrrigationNZ ... More >>

INZ applauds Central Plains Water

Friday, 14 August 2015, 2:31 pm | Irrigation NZ

“Today marks a big step for irrigation infrastructure in New Zealand. Central Plains Water will help sustain Canterbury,” says Nicky Hyslop, Chair of IrrigationNZ on the official opening of New Zealand’s largest irrigation scheme for some years, ... More >>

Economic consultant ignores complexity of infrastructure

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 1:35 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ CEO Andrew Curtis says economic consultant Peter Fraser’s view that the Wairarapa Water Use Project and other water storage developments are unviable, doesn’t stack up with the significant amount of research already done on these ... More >>

IrrigationNZ supportive of Wairarapa water storage

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 3:40 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ supportive of Wairarapa water storage, warns that maintaining momentum is key “It is encouraging that the Wairarapa Water Storage project has moved to the next stage with two possible sites selected for water storage,” said IrrigationNZ ... More >>

Call for more water storage heard by Government

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 2:02 pm | Irrigation NZ

Call for more water storage heard by Government – more funding allocated IrrigationNZ today welcomed the budget announcement by Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, of a $25 million allocation of new funding to the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF). ... More >>

INZ supportive of budget 2015 allocation to water management

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:13 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand supports the government’s budget allocation to assisting councils with the implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and the 2014 National Objectives Framework, and to supporting a new collaborative ... More >>

Tukituki ‘reasonable’ but far from practical for farmers

Friday, 1 May 2015, 8:49 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says Board of Inquiry decision on Tukituki ‘reasonable’ but far from practical for farmers More >>

OVERSEER 6.2 welcomed despite forecast Nitrate loss spike

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 2:09 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says any short-term pain for irrigating farmers who end up with worse nitrate leaching results in OVERSEER 6.2 will be out-weighed by the benefits of more realistic irrigation modelling. More >>

Free irrigation workshops response to drought

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 11:26 am | Irrigation NZ

Helping farmers better manage water allocations in future droughts has motivated IrrigationNZ to offer free irrigation workshops at this year’s South Island Field Days. For the first time, the industry body will take a stand at the Kirwee field ... More >>

Waimea Dam approval ‘great news’ for Nelson/Tasman

Friday, 27 February 2015, 2:08 pm | Irrigation NZ

Today’s confirmation that consent for the Waimea Community Dam has been approved is ‘great news’ for the Nelson/Tasman region, says IrrigationNZ. “The Waimea Community Dam addresses the long term future of this region by guaranteeing surety ... More >>

Opuha shut-down reinforces need for further storage

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 1:01 pm | Irrigation NZ

Tomorrow’s early cessation of irrigation from Lake Opuha reinforces the need for further storage infrastructure like the Klondyke Storage Pond proposal being launched today by the Rangitata Diversion Race Management Ltd (RDRML), says IrrigationNZ Chairwoman ... More >>

Irrigation gains reflected in updated Overseer

Friday, 20 February 2015, 11:40 am | Irrigation NZ

Irrigating farmers and growers will soon have greater confidence in the outputs OVERSEER® Nutrient budgets (Overseer) generates with the release of the nutrient budget model’s new comprehensive irrigation module. More >>

Official drought shows need for water storage

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 12:53 pm | Irrigation NZ

Today’s official declaration that the drought conditions on the east coast of the South Island are a medium-scale adverse event strengthens the argument for further national investment in regional water storage, says IrrigationNZ. “The only way ... More >>

Drought impacts business and will affect GDP

Monday, 2 February 2015, 11:41 am | Irrigation NZ

Businesses which rely on trade in parts of the country which are experiencing drought conditions are very concerned about the extreme weather. Canterbury-based transport and contracting company Woodley’s says the need for casual workers has dropped ... More >>



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