Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings (Tinaz Karbhari)

The eternal sunshine of the dauntless dairy farmer


Dairying is the path to wealth, so it must make sense to borrow more, invest more and irrigate more to produce more milk.


Tim Hunter discusses his latest column on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.

Hurunui Water Project chief executive Alex Adams

Irrigation scheme seeks funds as market stalls

Fri 24 Jul

HWP wants to raise $1m from outside investors so it is eligible for a dollar for dollar government Irrigation Accelerator Fund subsidy.

Glen Wye Station

High country irrigation scheme under the spotlight

Fri 15 May

An application for an irrigation and hydro electric scheme in Canterbury’s high country is likely to require numerous conditions if it goes ahead.

Ruataniwha water storage lake site (@radioNZ)

Ruataniwha revocation by DOC 'illegal'

Tue 10 Mar 1

Forest & Bird opposes DOC plan to revoke protected status of land to facilitate Ruataniwha dam.

Irrigation NZ chief executive Andrew Curtis

Irrigators step up calls for taxpayer support

Thu 26 Feb 7

Irrigation NZ says “we are facing huge affordability issues”

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy

Nathan Guy talks the irrigation talk

Wed 21 Jan 7

The primary industries minister was in South Canterbury yesterday talking the irrigation talk


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