New pressures on water in Wairarapa have renewed focus on developing a storage scheme, but the regional economic development minister will only support "modest" proposals.Read More
Over four-hundred representatives from various sectors of the agricultural and environmental communities converged on Dunstan High School in Alexandra last week to attend the 2018 Irrigation New Zealand Conference and Expo.Read More
Changes in government policy around irrigation could delay the Falls Dam irrigation proposal and have caused a "major hurdle" for the project, Manuherikia Catchment Water Strategy Group chairman Allan Kane says.
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Prevalent opinion that an "incontrovertible" direct link exists between irrigation and the degradation of New Zealand's waterways "is wrong", Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan says.
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Mid Canterbury's diverse farming community could have one irrigation scheme in the future to secure water for farmers, says Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation general manager, John Wright.
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The Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation Ltd Pipe Scheme was officially opened this month by Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor at a ceremony attended by around 100 people - people with a vested interest, and those who laboured in different ways over its design or construction.
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