Irrigation New Zealand

Irrigation NZ Rewards Innovation

28th January 2010

Innovation, discovery and achievement making a positive contribution, impact or benefit to irrigation is set to be rewarded by the industry’s national body. Irrigation NZ (INZ), in association with Waterforce, has this week launched the inaugural “Innovation in Irrigation’ award…… Read more

Chairman’s Report

7th October 2009

I welcome you all to the 2009 annual general meeting. 2009 has been a significant and generally satisfying year for Irrigation New Zealand. Irrigation New Zealand continues to gain momentum as the nation’s unified voice on irrigated issues, as a….. Read more

Workshop – Automated Control Systems for Schemes

29th September 2009

Location: Ashburton Hotel Date: 7th October 2009 Time: 10am – 2pm (INZ AGM @ 12pm) Irrigation New Zealand invites members to participate in an interactive workshop focusing on Automated Control Systems for Schemes. Automation is one of the key components….. Read more

Building water storage too important to become ‘political football’

16th May 0203

IrrigationNZ says it is increasingly concerned about political rhetoric around water storage and a cross-political party agreement is needed to advance the issue. The national body representing irrigators and the irrigation industry was responding to comments from former Labour MP….. Read more


Free irrigation workshop for Bay of Plenty farmers

18th January 2018

Bay of Plenty dairy farmers have the opportunity to join a free workshop showing them how to optimise their irrigation use. The workshop will be run by IrrigationNZ and will cover how to assess how well irrigation systems are performing…… Read more

Irrigation Workshops – Marlborough and Tasman

7th December 2017

With challenging dry conditions continuing across the Upper South Island, Marlborough and Tasman irrigators will have the opportunity to find out how to be more efficient in their water use at upcoming workshops hosted by IrrigationNZ. “Understanding how to monitor….. Read more

Advice for irrigators over a long, dry summer

7th December 2017

With much of New Zealand experiencing exceptionally dry conditions, IrrigationNZ has some advice for irrigators on how to make the most efficient use of water over summer. According to NIWA, several areas in the South and North Island came close….. Read more

Irrigation a boost for communities

4th December 2017

IrrigationNZ supports Minister of Regional Development Shane Jones’s announcement that regional economic development funding could support some water irrigation projects. “Water infrastructure plays a vital role in creating resilient rural communities,” says IrrigationNZ Chief Executive Andrew Curtis.  “Several New Zealand….. Read more

IrrigationNZ back to help improve irrigation management

23rd November 2017

IrrigationNZ will be back on farms this summer testing irrigation systems and helping farmers improve the efficiency of their irrigation. Last summer, IrrigationNZ in partnership with Environment Canterbury, developed a new testing programme which saw 131 Ashburton farms have their….. Read more


Irrigation Efficiency Summer Programme

November 7, 2017 - February 28, 2018

                                 Is your irrigation equipment operating as it should? What improvements could be made? These are questions that can be technically challenging and costly. To help irrigating farmers navigate to Good Management….. Read more

Irrigation Workshop – Motueka

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Proudly supported by our training partners              Join us for a 3 hour workshop on Irrigation Scheduling Building on your knowledge of soils, water and climate, how to schedule water application and the tools available to….. Read more

Irrigation Accreditation

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