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IrrigationNZ Makes Big Strides - With Plans To Deliver More In 2022

Friday, 19 November 2021, 7:26 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ has made great strides in the last 12 months, with a revitalised strategy put to work propelling the organisation to new heights. The organisation held its annual general meeting (AGM) via Zoom yesterday, and revealed to members that for ... More >>

IrrigationNZ Submits On Climate Change Commission Report - Says Water Storage Key To Enabling Emissions Reductions

Monday, 29 March 2021, 1:44 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ has submitted the Climate Change Commission draft advice report and is supportive of the desire to reduce emissions in New Zealand, and play our part in this global issue. “However, our view is that zero carbon targets won’t be ... More >>

IrrigationNZ Supports Infrastructure Commission Assessment That ‘status Quo’ For Water Management No Longer Tenable

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 4:04 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is heartened by the release of Te Waihanga’s (Infrastructure Commission) state-of-play report #3 on water released today and agrees with many insights . “The report acknowledges that the status quo of water management is unlikely to be sustainable ... More >>

IrrigationNZ Congratulates New Zealand’s Incoming Ministers

Monday, 2 November 2020, 2:50 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ congratulates the Members of Parliament who have been assigned ministerial positions. “We look forward to working with our new Ministers to progress sustainable and inclusive water management as a key component of the country’s recovery from ... More >>

IrrigationNZ Delighted Northland Water Storage First ‘fast Track’ Project Approved

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 1:51 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is pleased to see that approval of a much needed water storage project in Northland to support horticulture, agriculture and provide drinking water is the first ‘cab off the rank’ under the Government’s Covid-19 Recovery (Fast-Track ... More >>

IrrigationNZ Applauds National’s Approach To Water Storage - Environmental Standards

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 12:24 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says it is promising to see water recognised as a strategic and precious resource by the National Party today. More >>

IrrigationNZ Launches Innovative Way To Learn About Water Quality

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 2:00 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ believes it is important Kiwis get up-to-date information about freshwater in their local catchments and have created a new way to do it. ‘Know Your Catchment’ is an online platform which showcases water monitoring data and different ways freshwater ... More >>

IrrigationNZ Pleased National Will Promote Water Storage - Keen To See More Detail

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 10:11 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is encouraged to see that the National Party has been bold enough to promote water storage as part of its agriculture and horticulture policy, announced today in Gisborne. “All New Zealanders are reliant on accessing water when it is ... More >>

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 >>