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Irrigation New Zealand Rejects Labour’s Irrigation Tax

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 9:37 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ does not believe that imposing an irrigation tax will lead to New Zealand’s rivers and lakes becoming swimmable. More >>

Green’s Water Policy Unrealistic

Monday, 14 July 2014, 10:12 am | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand (INZ) thinks that there is some merit in the Green Party’s environmental policy relating to water announced today, but is concerned about the economic and social impacts of the policy and about how the Green Party will achieve ... More >>

Irrigation NZ Welcomes National Policy for Freshwater

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 11:20 am | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand (INZ) generally welcomes the government’s National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS) and National Objectives Framework (NOF). INZ agrees that New Zealand’s fresh water needs nationally consistent, better, ... More >>

Irrigators Win Supreme Award for Sustainability

Friday, 27 June 2014, 2:43 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand Congratulates Irrigators Mark And Devon Slee on Winning Supreme Award for Sustainability More >>

Irrigation NZ Cautiously Welcomes Decision to Allow Dam

Friday, 27 June 2014, 9:16 am | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand (INZ) cautiously welcomes the Board of Inquiry’s final decision on the Tukituki Catchment Proposal which allows for the Ruataniwha scheme to go ahead based on what appear to be more achievable conditions for irrigators. More >>

Ruataniwha Nitrogen Leaching Rules to Devastate Farming

Monday, 26 May 2014, 11:56 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ has asked NIWA to produce a map of where Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen levels in New Zealand fresh waterways exceed 0.8 mg per litre – this is the limit set by Board of Inquiry in its draft decision for the Tukituki Plan change which ... More >>

Ruataniwha Nitrogen Leaching Rules Set Precedent

Monday, 26 May 2014, 10:13 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ has asked NIWA to produce a map of where Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen levels in New Zealand fresh waterways exceed 0.8 mg per litre – this is the limit set by Board of Inquiry in its draft decision for the Tukituki Plan change which ... More >>

Draft Tukituki Decision Means Unachievable Expectations

Saturday, 17 May 2014, 1:04 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand will today submit its formal comments to the Board of Inquiry regarding the Board’s draft decision on the Tukituki catchment and Ruataniwha dam. The Board was this week given a one month extension to make their final decision. More >>

Christchurch’s future linked to irrigated agriculture

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 10:45 am | Irrigation NZ

New research from the Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) shows how linked Christchurch’s future is to irrigated agriculture, says IrrigationNZ. The CDC Summary report; Christchurch and Rural Sectors Relationship Analysis, released today, illustrates clearly the ... More >>

Irrigation schemes require professional input

Friday, 9 May 2014, 10:29 am | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation schemes require professional input Increasingly complex water regulations mean directors and managers of irrigation schemes need to take their professional responsibilities even more seriously, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

Parker’s irrigation tax proposition will cripple farmers

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 12:46 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand (INZ) is not convinced that Labour has fully considered the implications of a tax, or resource rent, for irrigation. Particularly how this would be practically implemented. More >>

Ruataniwha decision bold and encouraging

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 9:09 am | Irrigation NZ

Ruataniwha decision bold and encouraging IrrigationNZ says the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the $275million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is bold and encouraging. More >>

Ruataniwha decision bold and encouraging

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 5:19 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says today’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the $275million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is bold and encouraging. More >>

Canterbury rebuild boosted by water investment

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 4:29 pm | Irrigation NZ

Canterbury’s rebuild will be fast-tracked with today’s announcement by Crown Irrigation Investments (Ltd (Crown Irrigation) that its first investment will go to the region’s largest prospective irrigation scheme Central Plains Water Ltd ... More >>

SMART Irrigation launched to tackle public concerns

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 2:33 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand has launched a framework called SMART Irrigation to ensure that future irrigation in New Zealand is implemented and managed sustainably. This is a first for irrigation in New Zealand. More >>

Irrigation champions share 2014 Ron Cocks Memorial Award

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 11:39 am | Irrigation NZ

For the first time ever, IrrigationNZ has awarded its Ron Cocks Memorial Award to two individuals at its national conference. Retired MAF Policy Manager Grant McFadden and farm business consultant and rural valuer Bob Engelbrecht were jointly awarded ... More >>

Aquaduct NZ wins IrrigationNZ Innovation Award

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 11:38 am | Irrigation NZ

Aquaduct NZ and its entrepreneurial founder Gerard van den Bosch took out the highly-sought-after 2014 IrrigationNZ Innovation Award at its biennial conference in Napier last night. More >>

TrustPower exit creates opportunity for farmer investors

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 3:16 pm | Irrigation NZ

Farmers and businesses in the Hawkes Bay need to act quickly to fill the investment gap opportunity left by TrustPower’s exit from the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. More >>

Irrigator wins Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Friday, 21 March 2014, 3:00 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ congratulates Mark and Devon Slee on taking out the main prize at last night’s Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Mark is a board member of IrrigationNZ with an irrigated dairy farm in Ealing within Ashburton District employing ... More >>

IrrigationNZ questions water report pricing/allocation focus

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 12:36 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ has welcomed today’s release of a report confirming the value of water for New Zealand, but cautions any moves to reallocate water or overhaul pricing in its wake would be ‘overly-simplistic’. More >>

 

 

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