Irrigation New Zealand

The question is always asked “Why do we need an Irrigator User Group?” There are several reasons:

  1. Strength in numbers
  2. Benefits at an individual and group level
  3. Area-specific, co-ordinated and consistent approach to resource management
  4. Gives confidence to the wider community that the resource is being managed responsibly.

Sometimes the ‘why’ is not immediately obvious but one thing is certain:

“If you don’t have anything to join, no-one will join.”

IrrigationNZ strongly supports the formation of Irrigator User Groups and has produced a ‘How To’ guide to help in their formation.

For more information on how to set up a group, or link to a group near you, call INZ on 03 341 22 25 or e-mail: admin@irrigationnz.co.nz 

Irrigator User Group: ‘How To’ Guide

The key steps in Irrigator User Group formation:

  • Step 1 Leadership – Find a champion, and some deputies
  • Step 2 Purpose – Decide on a reason to exist – refine the purpose and clearly identify what the group aims to achieve
  • Step 3 Representation – Compile a comprehensive list of all potential members – use local knowledge
  • Step 4 Structure – Decide on a structure – make it fit for purpose
  • Step 5 Communication – Rally the troops, contact all potential members and clearly articulate what you are going to achieve. Identify the tricky customers – tailor your approach. Spread the load amongst the deputies.

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April 2017 e-newsletter

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

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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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