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

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.

Let’s talk about the Selwyn River

24th March 2017

The concern being expressed over the state of the Selwyn River shows just how far we’ve come as a community. It wasn’t that long ago when New Zealand’s fresh water resources were pillaged and plundered, used as waste chutes for….. Read more

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

Irrigation Accreditation

Smart Irrigation