Irrigation New Zealand

INZ is a national membership organisation that looks after the interests of irrigating farmers, growers and the industry professionals that service them. We actively engage with our members and other stakeholders in the delivery of irrigation best practice. We operate as a not-for-profit.

INZ has been established to:

  • Facilitate the adoption of best practice in irrigation and water management
  • Develop a world-class resource base of knowledge, information and statistics on irrigation in NZ
  • Provide effective communication and networks of the organisations and interests involved in irrigation and water management
  • Promote the story of irrigation in NZ

INZ Constitution and Charter

INZ has developed and regularly reviews a set of principles that guide our advocacy activities:

  1. Nobody owns water in New Zealand – instead a permit is granted for its use.
  2. All users of water have a responsibility to use it efficiently through the adoption of Good Management Practice.
  3. Water is plentiful in New Zealand – however its efficient use requires sound planning, investment and management.
  4. Water quality must not be unacceptably altered through irrigation.
  5. Integrated catchment management underpinned by audited self-management is the optimal approach to water management.
  6. Decision making must be informed through robust science and reflect community values.
  7. There are multiple benefits from water infrastructure - its development and funding must reflect this.
  8. Water charges in New Zealand should only be set to recover water supply and resource management.

More detailed explanation of each principle: INZ Principles


Wednesday 11 April–12 April

10:00 am - 17:00 pm

Join us for a two day Fertigation Master Class

When: 11th and 12th April 2018

Where: Lincoln Event Centre

Cost: $650 +GST

Places are limited so get in early to avoid disappointment.

The outcome of the class is to produce a resource that will provide irrigators with clear information for successful fertigation, including costs and benefits, good management practice knowledge resources and related training opportunities.

It will also enable irrigators and their service industries to inform and achieve any future regulations around fertigation equipment and practice.

The master class will help to unlock the future potential of fertigation in NZ through providing answers to the following questions –

  1. What are the costs and benefits of fertigation?
  2. What are the equipment options for fertigation and to which scenarios are they best applied?
  3. What does ‘good practice’ design, installation and management look like?

The programme involves presentations on each topic followed by discussion and agreement that these are industry accepted standards. There will be a field trip on the afternoon of day 1 as well as a dinner on the Wednesday night. Full programme will be released soon….

The price for the master class is $650 + GST

Notice of withdrawal: 7 days – 50% registration refunded or transferable to another person, 3 days – no refund – transferable to another person

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Wednesday 9 May

09:00 am - 17:00 pm

Water Meter Verification Workbook training day.

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Tuesday 15 May

09:00 am - 17:00 pm

Water Meter Verification Workbook Training day - Taupo

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