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TRAINING FOR IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT – GET IT RIGHT FIRST TIME

Irrigation NZ has developed a one-day training course aimed at farmers developing or upgrading irrigation.  This course will enable you to identify and specify the right irrigation system for your property. Being an informed purchaser of irrigation equipment and services is key to getting what you need.

The day is a mix of classroom learning and ‘in the paddock’ practical application. Topics include:

Irrigation Regulation

What you need to know and how it affects your business. How do the RMA, Plans and Consents fit together?

Specifying an Irrigation System

What information do you need to know and how do you obtain it. Providing your designer with your design brief.

Contracts & Commissioning

Why are contracts important? An overview of the INZ standard installation contract. What should commissioning involve?

Operation and Maintenance

The safety and efficiency of your irrigator and your staff depends on regular maintenance and correct procedures being followed. How you go about developing procedures specific to your farm is explained.

Take-Home Resources and Support

The ‘Irrigation Toolkit’ includes a suite of resource booklets and templates to take home for your reference and further learning: check here.

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For further Information contact Kate Mills   03 341 2225, DDI: 03 974 1425  or email: kmills@irrigationnz.co.nz

NEWS

Why tax irrigation to improve rivers if irrigated regions already have more swimmable rivers?

16th August 2017

IrrigationNZ is further challenging Labour’s plan to tax water used for irrigation to fund the clean-up of rivers after an analysis of the latest Ministry for the Environment data on water quality showed rivers in areas with irrigation are more….. Read more

‘Let’s Answer This’ – Questions mounting as New Zealanders demand answers on water tax

15th August 2017

‘Let’s Answer This’, a campaign to get key questions on Labour’s proposed water tax answered is gathering momentum –  while the fundamentals remain unclear. The questions were sent to Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern on Friday 11th August by non….. Read more

“Labour – Let’s Answer This” – New Zealander’s deserve answers on water tax

11th August 2017

In the absence of a policy from the Labour Party, the organisation representing irrigating farmers is seeking answers from Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern on how a new water tax on irrigation might work. “The Labour Party’s glib and misleading announcement….. Read more

Water conservation order threatens 1800 jobs in Hawke’s Bay and iconic Kiwi produce and wine

3rd August 2017

New Zealanders’ access to affordable local apples and stonefruit, along with around 1800 jobs in Hawke’s Bay, are under threat from a proposal to impose a water conservation order on the Ngaruroro River, says Irrigation New Zealand. The proposed water….. Read more

New irrigation rules could hurt Canterbury economy

25th July 2017

Irrigation New Zealand has lodged an appeal against new Environment Canterbury irrigation rules it says are unachievable and which could affect the viability of farming in Canterbury. It is estimated that irrigation contributes over $5 billion to New Zealand’s economy…… Read more

EVENTS

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Performance Assessment

September 18 @ 8:30 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm

Gain the skills and knowledge to carry out assessments of irrigation systems in order to determine how efficiently they are operating. This Level 4 NZQA certificate runs for 7 months and requires some previous knowledge and experience in irrigation. You….. Read more

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:  Otago Polytech, Bannockburn Rd, Cromwell – Rm 12 When: 10am- 4pm Tuesday 26th September 2017 Cost: IrrigationNZ Members $350 +GST….. Read more

Irrigation Accreditation

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