Irrigation New Zealand

Interviews were carried out with five Regional Councils with significant irrigation in their regions. The interview, based on the questions outlined below, was conducted with a range of personnel from each council covering policy makers through to field officer personnel. The responses have been summarised and grouped for ease of explanation. click here for the report.

Definition and role

  • What is your understanding and definition of a user group?
  • What do you see as the role of user groups?
  • What are the reasons to engage with a user group?
  • What is the end goal/ideal outcome that groups will be a part of?

Range and scope

  • What scale of groups exist / are envisaged?
  • What will the level of responsibility/degree of independence be?

Process

  • Is there a process to enable groups
  • Minimum requirements needed for confidence in ability of group?
  • Is there intention to give groups recognition/status
  • Checks and balances needed for confidence of group effectiveness?

Resourcing

  • Are there support resources in place?
  • Challenges with regard to capability to resource the development of groups?
  • Communications strategy

General

  • On a scale of 1 to 10 what level of importance is being placed on the development of groups?

NEWS

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.

EVENTS

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

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