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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 >>

Water tax by the numbers: A breakdown

Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:26 am | Irrigation NZ

Recent attempts to estimate the cost of Labour’s proposed water tax to farmers have demonstrated a basic lack of understanding of how irrigation works, says nonprofit membership body IrrigationNZ. This issue, which is compounded by a lack of detail ... More >>

Confusion reigns on 'no new taxes' pledge

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 2:57 pm | Irrigation NZ

Confused members of nonprofit body Irrigation New Zealand are contacting IrrigationNZ asking if a water tax IS going ahead, following Labour's announcement on tax plans today. More >>

Enable farmers to farm sustainably says PM

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 4:10 pm | Irrigation NZ

More than 400 farmers and other rural business owners turned out in Ashburton today to hear National’s policies on the primary sector and the environment and discuss concerns on a raft of new proposed taxes by Greens and Labour, including Labour’s ... More >>

Unintended environmental and community impacts of water tax

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 2:48 pm | Irrigation NZ

A new survey of irrigators has revealed the potential impact of implementing Labour’s proposal on a water tax, including the news that it is set to lead to more intensive farming. More >>

Labour changes its mind on water tax yet again

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 9:31 am | Irrigation NZ

Supporters of Labour's proposed water tax may be changing their minds when they hear the money raised won't all be spent on cleaning up rivers. More >>

Why will the least swimmable rivers receive less funding?

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 11:43 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is continuing to challenge the logic of Labour’s water tax proposal, after finding that regions with more swimmable rivers will receive more funding from the water tax, while those with the least swimmable rivers will receive less funding ... More >>

‘Let’s Answer This’ - Questions mounting on water tax

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:41 pm | Irrigation NZ

‘Let’s Answer This’, a campaign to get key questions on Labour’s proposed water tax answered is gathering momentum – while the fundamentals remain unclear. The questions (attached) were sent to Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern on Friday ... More >>

Labour's water tax policy to hit consumers and the East Coast

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 1:11 pm | Irrigation NZ

Reacting to today’s announcement of Labour’s freshwater policy, Irrigation New Zealand CEO Andrew Curtis said: 'Labour's water tax would affect every New Zealander. More >>

IrrigationNZ welcomes new irrigation funding

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 9:43 am | Irrigation NZ

Today’s announcement of an additional $90 million funding for irrigation is great news for New Zealand communities, says IrrigationNZ CEO, Andrew Curtis. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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