Irrigation New Zealand

Andrew Curtis

Chief Executive

T: 03 341 2225    M: 027 4966314

E: acurtis@irrigationnz.co.nz

Andrew Curtis commenced in the role as chief executive of IrrigationNZ in July 2009. With over 15 years of…..read more

Chris Coughlan

Business Manager

T: 03 341 2225   M: 027 6717705

E: ccoughlan@irrigationnz.co.nz

Canterbury based business development manager and former facilitator with Lincoln Resource Chris Coughlan was appointed to the new position…..read more

Steven Breneger

Project Manager

T: 03 341 2225  M: 027 688 1299

E: sbreneger@irrigationnz.co.nz

Steven Breneger joined IrrigationNZ as Project Manager in July 2015. The Australian formerly worked for PGG Water as an…..read more

Nikki Hawkey

Communications Manager

E: nhawkey@irrigationnz.co.nz

Nikki was appointed to the role of Communications Manager in November 2016. Over the past 15 years, Nikki has worked in communications, marketing and events management for a…..read more

Charlotte Butler

Project Manager

T: 03 341 2225  M: 027 357 3140

E: cbutler@irrigationnz.co.nz

 

 

Andrea Vercoe

Finance Manager

T: 03 974 1450

E: accounts@irrigationnz.co.nz

 

 

Kate Mills

Events and Training Coordinator

T:  03 974 1425

E: kmills@irrigationnz.co.nz

I am now in my second year with INZ and loving every minute. I find the role of educating all New Zealanders towards…..read more

Eleonore Dumaine

Administrator

T: 03 974 1424

E: edumaine@irrigationnz.co.nz

Since I’ve arrived in April 2014, I’ve learned a lot about New Zealand’s standards for irrigation, farm dairy effluent, water measurement… and I find…..read more

NEWS

‘Our fresh water 2017’ highlights the need for collective action

27th April 2017

The release of ‘Our fresh water 2017’ is a call to action for all New Zealanders, says IrrigationNZ CEO, Andrew Curtis. The report measures fresh water quality, quantity and flows, biodiversity and cultural health. “This report highlights the impact we….. Read more

Testing Irrigation Efficiency – what’s really going on on-farm

12th April 2017

IrrigationNZ has spent the summer gathering data on farms around Canterbury to get a better, more accurate understanding of irrigation efficiency. The results, say INZ Project Manager, Steve Breneger, will provide a benchmark for progress. “We’ve been on-farm for the….. Read more

Would you like a tax with your water?

12th April 2017

If there’s one thing every election has in common it’s tax. Usually one party promising to lower them; the others threatening to raise them. This year however, tax is being talked about in the context of water. I’ve spent time….. Read more

April 2017 e-newsletter

12th April 2017

Have a read at the e-newsletter that we’ve just sent out: click here.

Let’s talk about the Selwyn River

24th March 2017

The concern being expressed over the state of the Selwyn River shows just how far we’ve come as a community. It wasn’t that long ago when New Zealand’s fresh water resources were pillaged and plundered, used as waste chutes for….. Read more

EVENTS

IOD Governance Essentials – Ashburton

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Potential and new directors and managers who interact with boards and wish to increase their understanding of the governance environment. A refresh course for existing directors and managers.

Irrigation Operator and Manager Training – Cromwell

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Proudly supported by our Training Partners             TRAINING FOR IRRIGATION OPERATORS AND MANAGERS – IMPROVE YOUR IRRIGATION SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE CROMWELL Where:  CROMWELL, venue tba When: 10am- 4pm Tuesday 26th September 2017 Cost: IrrigationNZ Members $350 +GST and Non-members $550 +GST Closing….. Read more

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