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Extended dry spell refocuses attention on water storage

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:52 pm | Irrigation NZ

The extended dry spell New Zealand is experiencing has highlighted the country’s need for further reliable water storage projects based on alpine water systems, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

Green Party ignoring Waimea’s environmental benefits

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 9:28 am | Irrigation NZ

Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty has overlooked the environmental benefits the proposed Waimea Community Dam will bring the Tasman community, says IrrigationNZ Chairperson Nicky Hyslop. More >>

Opinion editorial: Ruataniwha meeting

Friday, 7 November 2014, 5:23 pm | Irrigation NZ

There has been some criticism that the recent “It’s Now or Never” Ruataniwha meeting organised by IrrigationNZ and Federated Farmers did not compare the operational set-up of Hawke’s Bay’s proposed irrigation scheme with others elsewhere in New ... More >>

Farmers flock to Ruataniwha meeting

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 9:58 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says it is heartened by the support from Hawke’s Bay farmers and growers who attended it’s ‘It’s Now or Never’ Ruataniwha meeting last night, jointly hosted with Federated Farmers in Waipawa, Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Farmers flock to Ruataniwha meeting

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 4:44 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says it is heartened by the support from Hawke’s Bay farmers and growers who attended it’s ‘It’s Now or Never’ Ruataniwha meeting last night, jointly hosted with Federated Farmers in Waipawa, Hawke’s Bay. More >>

‘Real life’ scenarios focus of Ruataniwha meeting

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:07 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says ‘real life’ scenarios presented by farmers with experience of irrigation is the focus of Tuesday’s ‘It’s Now or Never’ Ruataniwha meeting, rather than theoretical economic models. More >>

IrrigationNZ encouraged by SMART irrigation for Rangitikei

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 12:15 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand is encouraged by the positive outcomes of the first phase of a feasibility study into SMART irrigation in the Rangitikei district. More >>

Opportunity to progress water infrastructure

Monday, 22 September 2014, 10:14 am | Irrigation NZ

“National’s re-election is an opportunity to develop the infrastructure New Zealand needs to provide surety of water for agriculture, town drinking water supply, waterways, recreational use and to future proof the country from climate change,” says Andrew ... More >>

Water Tax is Ludicrous And Detrimental

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 10:27 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ would like to re-iterate its views on the introduction of a water tax which is included in the Labour and Green Parties’ fresh water policies. More >>

IrrigationNZ applauds National’s Water Policy

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 2:12 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand supports National’s 2014 Water Policy announced today which recognises the value of irrigation and which continues to place the responsibility of cleaning up New Zealand’s waterways with the community. More >>

Irrigators under pressure are offered help

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 2:19 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is helping irrigators respond to increasing public pressure by educating them on how they can reduce their impact on New Zealand’s waterways. More >>

Irrigation New Zealand Rejects Labour’s Irrigation Tax

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 9:37 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ does not believe that imposing an irrigation tax will lead to New Zealand’s rivers and lakes becoming swimmable. More >>

Green’s Water Policy Unrealistic

Monday, 14 July 2014, 10:12 am | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand (INZ) thinks that there is some merit in the Green Party’s environmental policy relating to water announced today, but is concerned about the economic and social impacts of the policy and about how the Green Party will achieve ... More >>

Irrigation NZ Welcomes National Policy for Freshwater

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 11:20 am | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand (INZ) generally welcomes the government’s National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS) and National Objectives Framework (NOF). INZ agrees that New Zealand’s fresh water needs nationally consistent, better, ... More >>

Irrigators Win Supreme Award for Sustainability

Friday, 27 June 2014, 2:43 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand Congratulates Irrigators Mark And Devon Slee on Winning Supreme Award for Sustainability More >>

Irrigation NZ Cautiously Welcomes Decision to Allow Dam

Friday, 27 June 2014, 9:16 am | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand (INZ) cautiously welcomes the Board of Inquiry’s final decision on the Tukituki Catchment Proposal which allows for the Ruataniwha scheme to go ahead based on what appear to be more achievable conditions for irrigators. More >>

Ruataniwha Nitrogen Leaching Rules to Devastate Farming

Monday, 26 May 2014, 11:56 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ has asked NIWA to produce a map of where Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen levels in New Zealand fresh waterways exceed 0.8 mg per litre – this is the limit set by Board of Inquiry in its draft decision for the Tukituki Plan change which ... More >>

Ruataniwha Nitrogen Leaching Rules Set Precedent

Monday, 26 May 2014, 10:13 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ has asked NIWA to produce a map of where Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen levels in New Zealand fresh waterways exceed 0.8 mg per litre – this is the limit set by Board of Inquiry in its draft decision for the Tukituki Plan change which ... More >>

Draft Tukituki Decision Means Unachievable Expectations

Saturday, 17 May 2014, 1:04 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand will today submit its formal comments to the Board of Inquiry regarding the Board’s draft decision on the Tukituki catchment and Ruataniwha dam. The Board was this week given a one month extension to make their final decision. More >>

Christchurch’s future linked to irrigated agriculture

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 10:45 am | Irrigation NZ

New research from the Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) shows how linked Christchurch’s future is to irrigated agriculture, says IrrigationNZ. The CDC Summary report; Christchurch and Rural Sectors Relationship Analysis, released today, illustrates clearly the ... More >>

 

 

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