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Keeping up with change

The rate of change for NZs primary industries in areas such as environmental, regulatory and compliance is unprecedented. Whether associated with freshwater, nutrients, wetlands, greenhouse gasses, what types of farming need consents, water infrastructure, the RMA – this list seems endless!


Is Subsurface Drip Irrigation an option for you?

Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) consists of buried lines of polyethylene driplines with built-in emitters. Water is supplied to the driplines via submains and mainlines.


Outstanding Achievement Award for 2022

Congratulations Dr John Bright. We are so proud to announce that John has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for 2022 from the New Zealand Hydrological Society.


Septic tanks – out of sight out of mind?

It’s common for rural landowners to dispose of wastewater via septic tanks or similar wastewater treatment systems, largely due to the distance to reticulated wastewater networks in rural locations. 


Are you a small water supplier?

If you own or operate a water supply that is being used as drinking water by people outside your home, you are a drinking water supplier and will have responsibilities to meet the new rules under the Water Services Act 2021.


Ron Cocks Award

Congratulations Ian McIndoe. We are so proud of Ian being awarded the Ron Cocks Award for 2022 from Irrigation New Zealand Inc. 


Shallow groundwater monitoring

The Christchurch City Council has a shallow groundwater monitoring network, with nearly 250 monitoring points across the city.


Where is that perfect irrigator?

Many years ago, Alan Brown from MAF Ashburton commented to me that no one had invented the perfect irrigation system. Decades later, there is still no perfect irrigation system.


Water Regulation Changes – how will they affect you?

The rate of change is unprecedented, so it’s not easy to know what’s changing and more importantly, how changes may affect you.


Groundwater levels — what can we expect?

Whether you use groundwater for domestic supply, stockwater or irrigation, it’s often useful to have a heads-up of where water levels are likely to head over the coming months.


Optimising Irrigation with Soil Moisture Sensors

When it comes to soil moisture sensors it is definitely not a case of one size fits all.


Disentangling the water reforms

There have been several new words, names and phrases added to water related vocabulary recently. Things such as Freshwater Reforms, Taumata Arowai, Te Mana o te Wai – to name a few!

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