The business case for irrigation

Fri 8 Jul

Irrigation is not just a question of economic growth, increased farm incomes, more jobs and wealth creation. It is about the future of world food production.

Irrigation NZ chief executive Andrew Curtis

Irritated Irrigation NZ rejects call for five-year ban on new water schemes

Tue 15 Mar 20

The most recent estimate of the value of irrigated farms was a 2012 study which found they contributed $2.7 billion to the farmgate.

Rangitata River (Photo: Chris Hutching)

Agribusiness Rich Listers at odds over $115m Rangitata water scheme

Tue 19 Jan 2

The cost has blown out to more than $115m and the time to complete the reservoirs has increased from two to more than four years.

Nicky Hyslop

2015 IN REVIEW: Dry summer puts pressure on irrigation projects

Holiday Review 18

OPINION: Progress is slow but water storage and management is recognised as essential to future prosperity.

Dame Margaret Bazley

Ecan commissioners slightly cheaper, Ngai Tahu seeks greater unelected powers

Tue 1 Dec 2

Environment Canterbury commissioners cost Cantabrian ratepayers slightly less this year - with special audio feature.

The St James starts at the tarn at the top of the Lewis Pass with a great view, often, of Faerie Queen and Gloriana

Rich Lister Rooney knocked back on high country scheme

Mon 30 Nov

Gary Rooney and business partners wanted to build two irrigation and hydro electric dams in the Lewis Pass in Canterbury’s high country.


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