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IrrigationNZ Releases Election Manifesto - Calls For A Frank Conversation About Water

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 12:46 pm | Irrigation NZ

Today Irrigation New Zealand released its 2020 Election Manifesto. IrrigationNZ represents most of the country’s large irrigation schemes and has 3500 members across 800,000 hectares of New Zealand contributing $5.4bn of GDP. The manifesto ... More >>

Irrigation New Zealand Restructures In Response To Sector’s Needs

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 1:46 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand is restructuring to put renewed focus on solving the tension between the fundamental need for irrigation in a post-COVID New Zealand, and the sector’s increasingly restricted licence to operate. In addition, the loss of IrrigationNZ’s ... More >>

IrrigationNZ Pleased To See Expenditure On Water Services – But Calls For Joined-up Approach

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 3:45 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ believes Government investment in the water sector is a step in the right direction – but calls for a broader strategy to encompass all water infrastructure, including storage and policy development. More >>

Government’s New Strategy For Primary Sector Highlights Water Storage

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 12:37 pm | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand is greatly encouraged by the fact that the Government has today recognised the “transformational opportunity” water storage provides for New Zealand as part of our post-Covid economic recovery. Water storage was acknowledged ... More >>

Fast Track Bill For Infrastructure Approved But Water Strategy Urgently Needed

Friday, 3 July 2020, 2:55 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is pleased to see that the Government’s bill for a short-term consenting process to fast-track projects passed in the House last night. “For far too long we have seen valuable projects fall over because of the long and laborious RMA process, ... More >>

IrrigationNZ Commends Government’s Recognition Of Necessary Water Storage

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 9:25 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ commends Government’s recognition of necessary and practical water storage as part of post-COVID infrastructure fast-track Yesterday, the Government announced eleven infrastructure projects to be fast-tracked under a new law to help ... More >>

Promising To See Northland Water Storage Accelerated - But Same Needs To Happen In Other Regions

Friday, 12 June 2020, 11:23 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is pleased to see much needed water storage is a priority for Northland, however, wants the same prioritisation in other dry regions, such as Hawke's Bay. “It is very encouraging to see the Government recognise the importance of water ... More >>

Pleased That Govt Listened To Farming Sector In Freshwater Reform - But Impacts Remain Significant

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 12:37 pm | Irrigation NZ

“We are pleased to see that the Government’s freshwater reforms announced today respond to some of the issues raised, and recommendations made, by the irrigation sector,” says Elizabeth Soal, Chief Executive of IrrigationNZ. “But there is ... More >>

IrrigationNZ Congratulates David Bennett

Monday, 25 May 2020, 5:27 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ wishes to congratulate David Bennett as he takes on the agricultural portfolio for the National Party. The announcement came today as new National Party Leader, Todd Muller, revealed the line-up of the new look National Party caucus. ... More >>

IrrigationNZ Believes Budget 2020 Missed Opportunity For Water Investment To Aid COVID Recovery

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:18 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ believes that strategic water storage in key regions could aid a post-Covid recovery which focuses on protecting jobs, creating new ones, achieving positive environmental outcomes, and contributing to climate change targets. “But Budget ... More >>

IrrigationNZ Says Government Support For Drought Is Good – But Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 4:33 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ believes the Government’s support through a $500,000 fund to help farmers recover from drought is helpful, but more needs to be done to solve the overall problem. “We don’t have enough reliable water storage to support both rural and ... More >>

IrrigationNZ Endorses Government Support Of Regional Post-COVID-19 Recovery Through PGF Funding

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 8:15 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ believes the water projects that have been included in the $48 million loans from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will be a great step towards boosting the economy following the impact of COVID-19. “It is great to see the Government ... More >>

Freshwater 2020 - Working Towards Improved Outcomes

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 2:47 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ commends the work that has gone into the Freshwater 2020 report released today, and recognises this data helps towards providing certainty of where we need to head. More >>

IrrigationNZ Endorses The Government’s Plan To Urgently Progress Infrastructure Projects

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 3:43 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ endorses the Government’s plan to urgently progress infrastructure projects including water – following COVID-19 IrrigationNZ supports the Government’s decision to ready infrastructure projects for construction following a return to ... More >>

IrrigationNZ applauds $12.7m funding for Northland water

Friday, 31 January 2020, 12:37 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ supports the Government’s decision to inject $12.7m into improving Northland’s water resilience. More >>

State-of-the-art aerial water mapping in Hawkes Bay

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 1:07 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ congratulates the Hawkes Bay Regional Council and its partners on the successful launch of a cutting-edge 3D water mapping project yesterday at the Hawke’s Bay Aero Club in Waipukurau. More >>

“Where is the water infrastructure?” asks IrrigationNZ

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 3:41 pm | Irrigation NZ

Today the Government revealed its plan to spend an extra $12bn on infrastructure projects following public pressure for them to do more. Irrigation New Zealand supports government investment to ensure New Zealand is future-ready however, the organisation ... More >>

INZ hopeful PCE report will trigger investment in data

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 5:20 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is supportive of the latest report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) which highlights gaps in the data and information relating to the environment in New Zealand. More >>

Fair outcome for Ngaruroro river in Hawkes Bay

Monday, 2 September 2019, 3:03 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ believes that a fair outcome has been reached in regard to the Water Conservation Order (WCO) sought for the Ngaruroro river in Hawkes Bay. More >>

IrrigationNZ responds to Waitangi Tribunal report

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 11:25 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ responds to Waitangi Tribunal report on national freshwater - changes to New Zealand’s water allocation framework will have wide-ranging implications More >>