The Ron Cocks Award is announced at INZ's biennial conference dinner. The award recognises a person who has made a significant contribution to irrigation in NZ.
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.
The inaugral 2008 recipient of the Ron Cocks Memorial Award was Sid Hurst
The 2010 recipient of the Ron Cocks Memorial Award was Allan Hubbard
The 2012 recipient of the Ron Cocks Memorial Award was Brian Cameron
Prior to each conference, INZ calls on members to nominate people they consider worthy of this award. The criteria are:
1.Duration of service
2.Quality of service
4.Level of voluntary input
If you would like more Information or to nominate someone for the Ron Cocks Award please contact INZ on 03 341 2225; or e-mail: email@example.com