Irrigation NZ - Latest News [Page 1]

Policy certainty needed over freshwater

Monday, 8 October 2018, 2:47 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ supports the new Essential Freshwater strategy announced by Ministers David Parker and Damian O’Connor today, but says that further certainty on water policy is critical to ensure farmers continue to invest in on-farm environmental ... More >>

Hunter Downs announcement a loss for South Canterbury

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 3:04 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says the announcement that Hunter Downs won’t be proceeding is a lost opportunity for South Canterbury. The irrigation scheme has received over $4 million in investment to this point. More >>

Changes on the farm are improving water efficiency

Friday, 21 September 2018, 11:00 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says that introducing a nationwide water tax is not workable, and that allowing irrigators to continue to invest in more modern irrigation systems rather than taxing them will result in the biggest improvements in water use efficiency. More >>

Waimea dam decision good news for Tasman

Friday, 7 September 2018, 8:53 am | Irrigation NZ

The decision by Tasman District Council to support a revised funding proposal to enable the Waimea community dam to proceed is good news for the district, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

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 >>

 

 

InfoPages Links

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL