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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 >>

IrrigationNZ launches 2015 snapshot of industry

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 9:19 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ will launch its first-ever annual snapshot of New Zealand’s irrigation sector at today’s AGM in response to enquiries about the health of the industry and proposed developments across the country. More >>

‘Intense’ El Nino event requires irrigators to plan now

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 11:57 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says irrigating farmers need to plan now for how they will use their seasonal irrigation volumes as a severe El Nino could mean many farmers will run short of water half way through this season. More >>

Forest & Bird seek to delay progress

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 11:11 am | Irrigation NZ

“Forest & Bird is once again using delay tactics in an attempt to stall development of the Ruataniwha Dam,” says Andrew Curtis, CEO of IrrigationNZ. “It has threatened to seek a High Court review of an approved DOC land swap.” More >>

Irrigation opportunities in Otago under the spotlight at AGM

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 11:20 am | Irrigation NZ

The future for irrigating farmers in Otago will come under the spotlight at IrrigationNZ’s first-ever AGM in the region on Thursday 5 November. More >>

Nutrient management in irrigation – getting it right

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 5:26 pm | Irrigation NZ

“There is growing pressure on the boards of irrigation schemes to understand the liabilities of nutrient management on an individual shareholder and catchment basis,” says IrrigationNZ Chairwoman, Nicky Hyslop. “Irrigation scheme boards have a responsibility ... More >>

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 >>



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