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Irrigation not linked to drinking water concerns

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 2:35 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation not linked to drinking water concerns Greenpeace is out of order suggesting irrigation schemes increase the risk of drinking water concerns, says IrrigationNZ. “They’ve well and truly stepped over the line this time and should be discredited,” ... More >>

Facts needed in Havelock North response

Monday, 22 August 2016, 1:53 pm | Irrigation NZ

Facts needed in Havelock North response A focus on science and proven solutions is needed in the response to the Havelock North water crisis, says IrrigationNZ. “IrrigationNZ is very concerned, as is everyone else, about the situation in Havelock ... More >>

Preparedness for irrigation season 'vital'

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 12:32 pm | Irrigation NZ

With low groundwater levels confirmed by Environment Canterbury today and the outlook for recharge before the coming irrigation season not looking good, irrigating farmers must ensure their equipment and irrigation schedules are up to scratch if they are ... More >>

Ruataniwha decision a ‘game changer’ for Hawke’s Bay

Friday, 8 July 2016, 5:04 pm | Irrigation NZ

The decision by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) to invest in the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is the best outcome for the Hawke’s Bay community, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

Irrigation 101 to upskill professionals

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 12:54 pm | Irrigation NZ

A beginner’s guide to irrigation will be offered in Hawke’s Bay next month for professionals who need to better understand the sector to help their dealings with farmers. More >>

Out of town and out of touch

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:13 am | Irrigation NZ

Hawke’s Bay farmer Hugh Ritchie said today if Greenpeace acutally understood the big environmental issues facing New Zealand, such as climate change, it wouldn’t need to interfere in a local water storage project like Ruataniwha. More >>

Improvement in water quality expected from aquifer project

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 11:21 am | Irrigation NZ

A project that provides fresh ways to improve water quality in New Zealand rivers opened to the public today. More >>

Green’s top 10 list of NZ's dirtiest rivers “a farce"

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 12:28 pm | Irrigation NZ

The Green Party’s list of the top 10 dirty rivers in New Zealand is farcical and brings into question their credibility, says IrrigationNZ CEO Andrew Curtis More >>

IrrigationNZ applauds Freshwater Improvement Fund

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:48 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ has applauded today’s announcement of a new $100million Freshwater Improvement Fund to help improve water quality in New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and groundwater supplies. More >>

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 >>



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