Media Releases


Rural News- Plan to get most from farm irrigation


Rural News- Ruataniwha irrigation scheme a step closer

NZ Farmer- Environmental and demand studies begin on Wairarapa irrigation project

One News- New water safety campaign centres on irrigation runs

NZ Farmer- Kiwi farmers prepared for harsh El Nino weather pattern- Bill English

NZ Farmer- Water users in Marlborough checked to help conserve resource

NZ Farmer- North Canterbury farmers want drought status extended

Voxy- Push on for irrigation design companies to become accredited 

NZ Farmer- Rain a welcome Christmas gift for farmers, but more needed in future 

IrrigationNZ- IrrigationNZ warns Canterbury irrigators to review seasonal volumes


NZ Farmer- Irrigation delays add millions to costs

NZ Farmer- Restrictions likely until irrigation season ends, Opuha chief executive warns

NZ Herald- Smart farming eases the big dry

NZ Farmer- Warm and dry weather predicted to last into autumn

Dairy News- El Nino brings mixed bag

Environment Canterbury- Environment Canterbury welcomes Minister’s drought announcement

NZ Farmer- Shrinking wheat harvest in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley saved by rain

Wanganui Chronicle- Drought does not mean disaster 

NZ Farmer- Sheep and beef island in a sea of dairy

Otago Daily Times- Dry more than match for irrigation systems

NZ Farmer- New Marisco dam provides for future growth

Scoop- Farmers looking for environmentally friendly solutions

Otago Daily Times- Fruit crop hit hard by rain


Radio NZ- Irrigation scheme loan approved

Hawke’s Bay today- Concern over dam conditions

Radio NZ- Ruataniwha Dam: Investor mix still being finalised

NZ Farmer- Protecting out waterways and the work already underway

NZ Farmer- Hot and wet January fails to break Marlborough drought

Scoop- Decision on Hinds water plan

NZ Farmer- Opuha restrictions lifted is good news for farmers


Irrigation Operator and Manager Training Days

26th Feb- West Coast

3rd March- Lincoln

4th March- Ashburton

10th March- Gore

11th March- Cromwell

22nd April- Oamaru