Nitrate levels in Christchurch’s drinking water are not expected to exceed safe drinking levels in the future, says Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd.
Nitrate levels in Christchurch drinking water are not expected to exceed safe drinking levels in the future, says Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd.
The Falls Dam irrigation project in the Manuherikia catchment, near Alexandra, has been put on hold because of uncertainty over water allocations.
Irrigation NZ says the recent announcement of $30.6 million in Provincial Growth Funding for water projects in Hawke’s Bay will be critical to support the region’s continued prosperity and wellbeing.
Amuri Irrigation Company (AIC) is formally seeking farmer investment in a $79 million, 7000 - 9000ha piped irrigation scheme for the Hawarden basin area, south of the Hurunui River in North Canterbury.
The latest summer has once again highlighted the fragility of relying on river sources for irrigation in Marlborough.
The case against Pollock Farms was taken by Waikato Regional Council following inspections where over-irrigation of effluent was evident.
Darfield farmer Peter Abrahamson was a fan of fertigation (fertilisation of crops and pasture by liquids fed through irrigation systems) even before he could irrigate.
Tired of blanket irrigation's issues, two Massey University engineering graduates decided to create a solution.