Irrigation New Zealand

Ron Cocks Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership in Irrigation

The Ron Cocks Memorial Award is announced at INZ’s biennial conference. The award recognises a person who has made a significant contribution to irrigation in NZ.

J.R. (Ron) Cocks was a Mid Canterbury farmer, a pioneer, visionary and a leader in farming affairs. His greatest legacy to New Zealand was his leadership in water issues. The Memorial Award acknowledges that legacy and encourages others to follow his leadership.

The inaugral 2008 recipient of the Ron Cocks Memorial Award was Sid Hurst

The 2010 recipient of the Ron Cocks Memorial Award was Allan Hubbard

The 2012 recipient of the Ron Cocks Memorial Award was Brian Cameron

The 2014 recipients of the Ron Cocks Memorial Award were Bob Engelbrecht and Grant McFadden

The 2016 recipients of the Ron Cocks Memorial Award were Tony Banks and Robin Murphy.

Prior to each conference, INZ calls on members to nominate people they consider worthy of this award. The criteria are:

  1. Duration of service
  2. Quality of service
  3. Actual achievement
  4. Level of voluntary input
  5. Leadership

The award is presented at the conference dinner.

For more Information please contact Irrigation NZ

Mail: IrrigationNZ, PO Box 69119, Lincoln 7640

Phone: 03 341 2225

e-mail: admin@irrigationnz.co.nz

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