Irrigation New Zealand

Irrigation in NZ is subject to much regulation, this includes -

  • The take and use of water
  • land use controls or nutrient discharge limits
  • building constraints and
  • health and safety requirements.

Sustainability has become a key consideration for irrigation, particularly given the investment involved and the increased intensity of farming operations.

INZ's Legislation, Regulation and Sustainability resource book provides further information.

Irrigation Legislation, Regulation, and Sustainability