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A new water tax would affect everyone

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 3:29 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says a proposed nationwide water tax would affect all Kiwis, and there needs to be more discussion about how this would impact households, farmers and businesses. More >>

A new water tax would affect everyone

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 2:19 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says a proposed nationwide water tax would affect all Kiwis, and there needs to be more discussion about how this would impact households, farmers and businesses. More >>

Hot, dry summers will increase demand for water

Friday, 1 February 2019, 12:38 pm | Irrigation NZ

New Zealand's recent heatwave is likely to repeat in future years as hot, dry summers become increasingly frequent – requiring New Zealand to urgently plan to improve water storage to cope with future demand, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

Water storage essential for future resilience

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:53 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says a recent expert discussion document on drought and climate change highlights that future national planning to improve water storage and look at a range of options to mitigate the effects of the more severe droughts forecast is urgently ... More >>

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 >>



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