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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 >>

Irrigating farmers need to optimise every drop

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 4:26 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigating farmers need to pull out all the stops to ensure they are optimising every drop of water as the irrigation season may shut down six weeks earlier than usual in some parts of New Zealand threatening the viability of crops and winter feed supply ... More >>

Alpine water storage needed now to counter dry spell

Monday, 26 January 2015, 2:39 pm | Irrigation NZ

If you’re lucky enough to still be on holiday, no one will blame you for basking in the hot, dry weather being experienced in many parts of New Zealand. For the South Island's east coast it’s been the first decent Kiwi summer for decades with temperatures ... More >>

Water restrictions hurt all

Friday, 23 January 2015, 12:46 pm | Irrigation NZ

Water restrictions are an emotive topic. It’s understandable. If you’re a passionate gardener and have spent thousands of dollars on your garden, you’ll be hurting right now. Hosing restrictions are hitting home. The reality is that many lawns will ... More >>

Re-run of 2012-13 underscores need for alpine-fed storage

Tuesday, 6 January 2015, 4:32 pm | Irrigation NZ

Water restrictions for irrigating farmers look set to follow a similar pattern to the 2012-13 summer, says IrrigationNZ, when drought conditions in the North and South Island wiped more than $1billion dollars from the NZ economy. More >>

More accurate picture of ‘actual’ water use emerging

Friday, 19 December 2014, 11:33 am | Irrigation NZ

A more accurate picture of ‘actual’ water use in Canterbury is emerging as growing numbers of the region’s irrigating farmers provide water monitoring data to Environment Canterbury, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

Wellington decision makers get the facts on irrigation

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 2:05 pm | Irrigation NZ

“Highlighting New Zealand’s international excellence in irrigation practice to urban audiences and dispelling myths is key to getting greater acceptance of water storage and irrigation throughout the country,” said Andrew Curtis, CEO of IrrigationNZ ... More >>

Extended dry spell refocuses attention on water storage

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:52 pm | Irrigation NZ

The extended dry spell New Zealand is experiencing has highlighted the country’s need for further reliable water storage projects based on alpine water systems, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

Green Party ignoring Waimea’s environmental benefits

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 9:28 am | Irrigation NZ

Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty has overlooked the environmental benefits the proposed Waimea Community Dam will bring the Tasman community, says IrrigationNZ Chairperson Nicky Hyslop. More >>

Opinion editorial: Ruataniwha meeting

Friday, 7 November 2014, 5:23 pm | Irrigation NZ

There has been some criticism that the recent “It’s Now or Never” Ruataniwha meeting organised by IrrigationNZ and Federated Farmers did not compare the operational set-up of Hawke’s Bay’s proposed irrigation scheme with others elsewhere in New ... More >>

Farmers flock to Ruataniwha meeting

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 9:58 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says it is heartened by the support from Hawke’s Bay farmers and growers who attended it’s ‘It’s Now or Never’ Ruataniwha meeting last night, jointly hosted with Federated Farmers in Waipawa, Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Farmers flock to Ruataniwha meeting

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 4:44 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says it is heartened by the support from Hawke’s Bay farmers and growers who attended it’s ‘It’s Now or Never’ Ruataniwha meeting last night, jointly hosted with Federated Farmers in Waipawa, Hawke’s Bay. More >>

‘Real life’ scenarios focus of Ruataniwha meeting

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:07 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says ‘real life’ scenarios presented by farmers with experience of irrigation is the focus of Tuesday’s ‘It’s Now or Never’ Ruataniwha meeting, rather than theoretical economic models. More >>

IrrigationNZ encouraged by SMART irrigation for Rangitikei

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 12:15 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand is encouraged by the positive outcomes of the first phase of a feasibility study into SMART irrigation in the Rangitikei district. More >>



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