Irrigation New Zealand

Project Manager – Irrigation

Job Summary

The primary purpose of the INZ Project Manager position is to deliver the SMART Tips & Tools for Irrigators project.
The positions main tasks include –

  • Grow the understanding of SMART Irrigation nationally
  • Work with irrigator user groups to determine barriers and benefits to the uptake of SMART Irrigation and resulting strategies for these
  • Develop and populate an e-learning platform and You-tube channel for the provision of SMART Irrigation knowledge resources

Term – 3 Year Fixed Term (40 hours per week)  
Location – Lincoln
Salary Range – $50,000 – $70,000

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Communications Manager

Job Summary

The purpose of the INZ Communication Manager is to: promote the benefits of irrigation; identify member issues and opportunities; and keep the membership regularly informed of INZ activities. The positions main tasks include –

  • Work with the Chief Executive to implement and regularly review the INZ communication and social media strategies
  • Actively identify and develop relationships with key media
  • Undertake the annual membership survey
  • Deliver the INZ quarterly magazine, monthly SMART Irrigator e-newsletter and regular updates to the INZ web and social media sites
  • Work with the Business Manager to implement and regularly review the INZ membership strategy
  • Work with the Business Manager, Events Co-ordinator and Project Managers to market INZ training workshops and knowledge resources

Term – Permanent (40 hours per week)
Location – Lincoln
Salary Range – $80,000 – $100,000

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INZ is always on the look for qualified assessors:

For our Accreditation Programmes:

  • Farm Dairy Effluent Design
  • Irrigation Design

For our 3 new qualifications:

  • Irrigation System Design
  • Irrigation System Management
  • Irrigation System Performance Assessment

When applying please outline:

  • Relevant qualification/s
  • Experience in the industry
  • Complete the assessor training NZQA Unit Standard 4098 (If applying to assess qualifications)

Submit your application to Make sure to highlight which area you’re applying to assess for.


IrrigationNZ welcomes new government funding for irrigation

18th May 2017

Today’s announcement of an additional $90 million funding for irrigation is great news for New Zealand communities, says IrrigationNZ CEO, Andrew Curtis. “Sustainable irrigated agriculture is New Zealand’s future. It underpins many of the provincial economies on the east coast….. Read more

‘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.


IOD Governance Essentials – Ranfurly

June 20 @ 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 Fundamentals

August 8 @ 8:30 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm

Irrigation fundamentals is a 2 day course targeting new entrants to the industry and frontline staff of businesses and organisations that provide services to the irrigation industry. The aim of the 2 days is to give people a comprehensive overview of the….. Read more

Irrigation Accreditation

Smart Irrigation