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New Zealand in unique position for ‘water development’

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 3:45 pm | Irrigation NZ

New Zealand has many advantages over the rest of the world when it comes to ‘water development’ but we need to get better at leveraging water use – for our future well-being and to protect us from the effects of climate change, says IrrigationNZ ... More >>

INZ applauds Central Plains Water

Friday, 14 August 2015, 2:31 pm | Irrigation NZ

“Today marks a big step for irrigation infrastructure in New Zealand. Central Plains Water will help sustain Canterbury,” says Nicky Hyslop, Chair of IrrigationNZ on the official opening of New Zealand’s largest irrigation scheme for some years, ... More >>

Economic consultant ignores complexity of infrastructure

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 1:35 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ CEO Andrew Curtis says economic consultant Peter Fraser’s view that the Wairarapa Water Use Project and other water storage developments are unviable, doesn’t stack up with the significant amount of research already done on these ... More >>

IrrigationNZ supportive of Wairarapa water storage

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 3:40 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ supportive of Wairarapa water storage, warns that maintaining momentum is key “It is encouraging that the Wairarapa Water Storage project has moved to the next stage with two possible sites selected for water storage,” said IrrigationNZ ... More >>

Call for more water storage heard by Government

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 2:02 pm | Irrigation NZ

Call for more water storage heard by Government – more funding allocated IrrigationNZ today welcomed the budget announcement by Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, of a $25 million allocation of new funding to the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF). ... More >>

INZ supportive of budget 2015 allocation to water management

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:13 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand supports the government’s budget allocation to assisting councils with the implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and the 2014 National Objectives Framework, and to supporting a new collaborative ... More >>

Tukituki ‘reasonable’ but far from practical for farmers

Friday, 1 May 2015, 8:49 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says Board of Inquiry decision on Tukituki ‘reasonable’ but far from practical for farmers More >>

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 >>

 

 

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