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

Technical Manager – South Island

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…..read more

Vicky Bloomer

Technical Manager – North Island

M: 027 570 4122

E: vbloomer@irrigationnz.co.nz

Vicky joined the INZ team in July 2017 as the North Island Project Manager – based in Hawkes Bay. She’s…..read more

Allanah Jarman

Communications Manager

M: 027 521 62 71

E: ajarman@irrigationnz.co.nz

Allanah joined Irrigation New Zealand in 2017. She grew up on a sheep and cropping farm near Darfield and her family has…..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

Office Manager

T: 03 974 1424

E: edumaine@irrigationnz.co.nz

I started at Irrigation NZ in April 2014, and since then I’ve learned a lot about New Zealand’s standards for irrigation, water measurement,…..read more

NEWS

Irrigation Workshops – Marlborough and Tasman

7th December 2017

With challenging dry conditions continuing across the Upper South Island, Marlborough and Tasman irrigators will have the opportunity to find out how to be more efficient in their water use at upcoming workshops hosted by IrrigationNZ. “Understanding how to monitor….. Read more

Advice for irrigators over a long, dry summer

7th December 2017

With much of New Zealand experiencing exceptionally dry conditions, IrrigationNZ has some advice for irrigators on how to make the most efficient use of water over summer. According to NIWA, several areas in the South and North Island came close….. Read more

Irrigation a boost for communities

4th December 2017

IrrigationNZ supports Minister of Regional Development Shane Jones’s announcement that regional economic development funding could support some water irrigation projects. “Water infrastructure plays a vital role in creating resilient rural communities,” says IrrigationNZ Chief Executive Andrew Curtis.  “Several New Zealand….. Read more

IrrigationNZ back to help improve irrigation management

23rd November 2017

IrrigationNZ will be back on farms this summer testing irrigation systems and helping farmers improve the efficiency of their irrigation. Last summer, IrrigationNZ in partnership with Environment Canterbury, developed a new testing programme which saw 131 Ashburton farms have their….. Read more

Petition misrepresents irrigation facts

14th November 2017

IrrigationNZ says that the petition presented by Greenpeace at Parliament today misrepresents how irrigation has been funded and used and ignores the wide range of benefits to New Zealand from irrigation, as well as the efforts being made to address….. Read more

EVENTS

Irrigation Efficiency Summer Programme

November 7, 2017 - February 28, 2018

                                 Is your irrigation equipment operating as it should? What improvements could be made? These are questions that can be technically challenging and costly. To help irrigating farmers navigate to Good Management….. Read more

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Design

January 18, 2018 - January 19, 2018

Acquire the specialist skills required to design technically efficient and environmentally sustainable irrigation systems. This certificate is suitable for people with prior knowledge and experience in irrigation. You will be required to design two different irrigation systems so will need….. Read more

Irrigation Accreditation

Smart Irrigation