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Fresh water report highlights the need for collective action

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 12:18 pm | Irrigation NZ

The release of ‘Our fresh water 2017’ is a call to action for all New Zealanders, says IrrigationNZ CEO, Andrew Curtis. The report measures fresh water quality, quantity and flows, biodiversity and cultural health. More >>

Sustainable Farming Funds for SMART Irrigation

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:51 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigating farmers will soon be growing ‘more crop per drop’ thanks to IrrigationNZ and the government’s Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF). More >>

Rain welcome, but no room for complacency

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 4:15 pm | Irrigation NZ

Four days of rain has come as welcome relief for the region’s farmers and its waterways. Over 50mm of rain had already made a noticeable difference to the Selwyn River, with flows going from zero to over 100 litres per second at Coes Ford. More >>

IrrigationNZ welcomes ‘achievable’ water quality outcomes

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 2:07 pm | Irrigation NZ

“Achievable outcomes within a reasonable timeframe” is how IrrigationNZ CEO, Andrew Curtis, described today’s release of the government’s ‘Clean Water’ document. He hoped however that the target of 90% of rivers and lakes being swimmable ... More >>

Water Restrictions – they impact irrigators too

Friday, 3 February 2017, 10:04 am | Irrigation NZ

They’re as much a part of the traditional kiwi summer as burnt sausages and backyard cricket and despite their late arrival, water restrictions are now in place in most regions. While most of us can accept that our carefully-tended lawn will soon become ... More >>

Trans-Tasman irrigation Memorandum of Understanding signed

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 2:40 pm | Irrigation NZ

In a significant move that will strengthen the relationship between the irrigation industries in New Zealand and Australia, industry bodies, IrrigationNZ and Irrigation Australia, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). More >>

ASA ruling supports IrrigationNZ’s advocacy advertisement

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 5:12 pm | Irrigation NZ

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has today ruled that IrrigationNZ did not publish misleading information regarding the Ruataniwha Dam project. More >>

Caution needed as irrigators resume business

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 3:27 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigating farmers need to take care as they turn infrastructure back on following Monday’s devastating earthquakes. More >>

Climate real culprit behind aquifer decline

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 12:26 pm | Irrigation NZ

Blaming irrigating farmers for the decline in Mid Canterbury’s aquifer levels is an overly simplistic response to a larger climatically-induced problem, says IrrigationNZ CEO Andrew Curtis. Aquifers right across Canterbury are running low primarily due ... More >>

District councils re-launch SMART Watering

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:39 am | Irrigation NZ

In a bid to help home gardeners cope with another dry summer, the SMART Watering campaign re-launched today on the eve of Labour Weekend – New Zealand’s traditional start to summer gardening. Five Canterbury districts have joined forces with IrrigationNZ, ... More >>

IrrigationNZ ‘dams’ Ruataniwha myths

Friday, 23 September 2016, 11:05 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ has taken the unprecedented step of taking out full page adverts in Hawke’s Bay and Wellington newspapers to illustrate how the Ruataniwha Dam could bring similar benefits to the Hawke’s Bay as the Opuha Dam has delivered for the ... More >>

IrrigationNZ congratulates irrigators on 100% compliance

Friday, 2 September 2016, 2:38 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ congratulates the irrigating community for achieving Environment Canterbury’s 100% target for water metering across Canterbury. More >>

Irrigation not linked to drinking water concerns

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 2:35 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation not linked to drinking water concerns Greenpeace is out of order suggesting irrigation schemes increase the risk of drinking water concerns, says IrrigationNZ. “They’ve well and truly stepped over the line this time and should be discredited,” ... More >>

Facts needed in Havelock North response

Monday, 22 August 2016, 1:53 pm | Irrigation NZ

Facts needed in Havelock North response A focus on science and proven solutions is needed in the response to the Havelock North water crisis, says IrrigationNZ. “IrrigationNZ is very concerned, as is everyone else, about the situation in Havelock ... More >>

Preparedness for irrigation season 'vital'

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 12:32 pm | Irrigation NZ

With low groundwater levels confirmed by Environment Canterbury today and the outlook for recharge before the coming irrigation season not looking good, irrigating farmers must ensure their equipment and irrigation schedules are up to scratch if they are ... More >>

Ruataniwha decision a ‘game changer’ for Hawke’s Bay

Friday, 8 July 2016, 5:04 pm | Irrigation NZ

The decision by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) to invest in the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is the best outcome for the Hawke’s Bay community, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

Irrigation 101 to upskill professionals

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 12:54 pm | Irrigation NZ

A beginner’s guide to irrigation will be offered in Hawke’s Bay next month for professionals who need to better understand the sector to help their dealings with farmers. More >>

Out of town and out of touch

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:13 am | Irrigation NZ

Hawke’s Bay farmer Hugh Ritchie said today if Greenpeace acutally understood the big environmental issues facing New Zealand, such as climate change, it wouldn’t need to interfere in a local water storage project like Ruataniwha. More >>

Improvement in water quality expected from aquifer project

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 11:21 am | Irrigation NZ

A project that provides fresh ways to improve water quality in New Zealand rivers opened to the public today. More >>

Green’s top 10 list of NZ's dirtiest rivers “a farce"

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 12:28 pm | Irrigation NZ

The Green Party’s list of the top 10 dirty rivers in New Zealand is farcical and brings into question their credibility, says IrrigationNZ CEO Andrew Curtis More >>



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