Irrigation New Zealand


Nomination Form

The Ron Cocks Award recognises a person who has made a significant contribution to irrigation in New Zealand.

J.R. (Ron) Cocks was a Mid Canterbury farmer, a pioneer, visionary and a leader in farming affairs. His greatest legacy to New Zealand was his leadership in water issues. The Memorial Award acknowledges that legacy and encourages others to follow his leadership.

In 2020 the recipient of the award was the late Graeme Tulloch

Previous recipients of the award were:

  • Gavin Dann and Terry Heiler in 2018
  • Tony Banks and Robin Murphy in 2016
  • Bob Engelbrecht and Grant McFadden in 2014
  • Brian Cameron in 2012
  • Allan Hubbard in 2010
  • Sid Hurst in 2008

Irrigation New Zealand calls on members to nominate people they consider worthy of this award. The criteria are:

1.Duration of service

2.Quality of service

3.Actual achievement

4.Level of voluntary input


Additional Information and Nomination Form

Nominations open 1 April 2022

Nominations close 31 July 2022

Award presented at the Irrigation New Zealand 2022 Awards Evening held in Wellington on Wednesday 26th October 2022

Click here for Nomination Form