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.

NEWS

June 2017 E-newsletter

9th June 2017

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May 2017 E-newsletter

26th May 2017

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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

EVENTS

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

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 Accreditation

Smart Irrigation