Irrigation New Zealand
  • Advocacy and Leadership with local and central government, and community stakeholder groups on irrigation and water use-related issues
  • Provide Education and Training opportunities through: practical workshops in collaboration with the primary sector; NZQA-recognised training courses; a biennial IrrigationNZ Conference
  • Provide regular news to keep you informed on ‘all things irrigation’ and the work we do through: monthly  e-news letters; quarterly IrrigationNZ News magazine and contributions to rural and national media channels
  • Maintain IrrigationNZ’s comprehensive suite of Website information resources: www.smartirrigation.co.nz; www.irrigationaccreditation.co.nz; www.irrigationschemes.co.nz
  • Development and implementation of NZ codes of practice, standards and guidelines for irrigation design, installation, evaluation and operation – ensuring we ‘control our own destiny’
  • Create opportunities to network with other irrigators, schemes, collectives and user groups and service providers
  • Provide Technical Assistance – ‘if we can’t help we know someone who can’

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

Smart Irrigation