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IrrigationNZ welcomes new funding

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 4:19 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ welcomes government funding of $7.85 million for Canterbury irrigation projects that will help lift the water quality of Lake Ellesmere and groundwater in the Hinds area. More >>

Irrigation NZ delighted Ruataniwha is in position to proceed

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 4:20 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand is delighted to see the Ruataniwha project is now in a position to proceed. More >>

IrrigationNZ confident Ruataniwha will proceed

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 5:05 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ today said it was confident that Ruataniwha would go ahead and disputed claims aired on RadioNZ that costs for the project have risen by 50 percent. More >>

Two new irrigation champions recognised

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 1:28 pm | Irrigation NZ

Two New Zealand irrigation champions have been recognised with the awarding of the Ron Cocks Memorial Award to South Canterbury’s Robin Murphy and Central Otago’s Tony Banks. More >>

Carrfields wins Innovation Award for irrigator stabiliser

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 10:27 am | Irrigation NZ

Ashburton’s Carrfields Irrigation company has won 2016’s IrrigationNZ Innovation Award in association with Aqualinc for its innovative irrigator stabiliser. More >>

IrrigationNZ congratulates Waihao Downs Irrigation

Monday, 4 April 2016, 11:41 am | Irrigation NZ

The opening of Waihao Downs Irrigation Scheme reinforces that irrigation will continue to be a vital ingredient for the health of rural New Zealand, regardless of the fortunes of the dairy industry, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

IrrigationNZ slams appeal as “cynical stalling tactic"

Friday, 18 March 2016, 2:30 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ has slammed Forest and Bird’s appeal of the High Court judgement allowing the DOC land exchange that will pave the way for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme as a “cynical stalling tactic”. More >>

IrrigationNZ launches soil moisture monitoring resource

Friday, 18 March 2016, 12:21 pm | Irrigation NZ

Coming to grips with the technology available to assess soil moisture on-farm has been made easier with the release of IrrigationNZ’s Soil Moisture Monitoring Guide. Funding support for this resource has been provided through AGMARDT. More >>

Funding for irrigation unlocks potential

Friday, 11 March 2016, 1:47 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand applauds the latest announcement by Government sighting three more grants by the Irrigation Acceleration Fund – $804,000 for the Wairarapa Water Use Project, $575,000 for Ruataniwha (Hawke’s Bay) and $250,000 for Gisborne’s ... More >>

SMART Watering campaign wraps up

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 4:00 pm | Irrigation NZ

SMART Watering campaign wraps up citing strong interest in water efficiency tools 24 February 2016 A pilot water efficiency campaign initiated by IrrigationNZ in four Canterbury districts this summer has concluded with evidence of strong interest in ... More >>

Irrigation NZ urges Government to act

Saturday, 20 February 2016, 2:28 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand welcomes the Government’s ‘Next steps for fresh water’ consultation document released today (Saturday February 20, 2016), but encourages government to ‘get on with it.’ CEO Andrew Curtis says Irrigation New Zealand ... More >>

Interest in irrigation conference ramps up

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 10:28 am | Irrigation NZ

Interest in irrigation conference ramps up On the back of a dry summer, reduced dairy pay-out and increasingly complex regulatory regimes across the country, irrigating farmers are showing more interest in IrrigationNZ’s biennial conference and expo. ... More >>

Interest in irrigation conference ramps up

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 10:25 am | Irrigation NZ

Interest in irrigation conference ramps up On the back of a dry summer, reduced dairy pay-out and increasingly complex regulatory regimes across the country, irrigating farmers are showing more interest in IrrigationNZ’s biennial conference and expo. ... More >>

Four finalists named for IrrigationNZ’s Innovation Award

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 1:28 pm | Irrigation NZ

For the second time – IrrigationNZ has shortlisted four finalists for its ‘Innovation in Irrigation Award’ sponsored by Aqualinc – which will be presented at the organisation’s biennial conference in early April. More >>

Irrigating farmers experience “mixed bag” with El Nino

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 1:31 pm | Irrigation NZ

While drought conditions persist in many parts of the country, some irrigating farmers are coping well with the dry conditions aided by water supply from alpine-fed irrigation schemes, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

Nominations open for Ron Cocks Memorial Award

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 2:48 pm | Irrigation NZ

Nominations open for Ron Cocks Memorial Award Nominations have opened for IrrigationNZ’s Ron Cocks Memorial Award which recognises outstanding leadership within the irrigation industry. The deadline for nominations is 9th February. More >>

Canterbury irrigators warned to review seasonal volumes

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 5:05 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is warning Canterbury irrigators to employ all the methods available to stretch out water volumes as the El Nino weather pattern starts to bite home. More >>

Push on for irrigation design companies to become accredited

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 3:41 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says farmers need to put pressure on irrigation design companies to become accredited as it’s the only way they can be assured future on-farm irrigation developments will meet stringent environmental requirements and high-performance ... More >>

Water safety focus sees launch of innovative DVD

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 10:16 am | Irrigation NZ

Children and water is a recipe that spells danger for the managers of irrigation scheme infrastructure. More >>

Irrigation New Zealand Welcomes 4th LAWF Report

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:29 am | Irrigation NZ

“The diverse group of forum members have spent a lot of time collaborating to reach the additional recommendations,” said Andrew Curtis, CEO of Irrigation New Zealand. “This has resulted in constructive advice to Ministers for the development of freshwater ... More >>

 

 

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