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  • It has been said that any future World War may well be fought on the issue of water. So where do we stand? Auckland is blessed with generally reliable rainfall at a level which should guarantee adequate supplies for domestic and industrial use. Yet over recent years we have experienced times when water use was restricted because of either a prolonged dry period or because of a major dam being out of commission.
    Article - 2009-08-12 14:11
  • The Commerce Commission has received an application from Interpipe Holdings Limited (trading as Waters & Farr) seeking clearance to acquire Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure Limited’s vertical drycast technology (VT) concrete pipe plant at Ruffell Road, Hamilton. Waters & Farr is a joint venture company owned 50/50 by Fletcher Concrete and Hynds Limited, which manufactures polypropylene pipes and polyethylene pipes. Fletcher Concrete and Hynds also independently manufacture and distribute a range of concrete pipes and other pipeline products.
    Article - 2011-02-09 10:30
  • Ashburton based RX Plastics has announced the extension of their highly successful K-Line Irrigation range, with the launch of K-Line Effluent. As the landscape of dairy farming in New Zealand shifts, farmers are looking for more efficient and effective methods of effluent disposal. Not only do they have stringent resource consents to comply with, the drive for efficiency is being motivated by fluctuating dairy returns.
    Article - 2011-04-01 12:30
  • Agriculture Minister David Carter today announced an expanded irrigation fund to support the development of new water harvesting, storage and distribution infrastructure. Budget 2011 will allocate $35 million over five years for the Irrigation Acceleration Fund, to support the development of irrigation infrastructure proposals to the ‘investment-ready’ prospectus stage.
    Article - 2011-05-10 10:00
  • Environment Minister Nick Smith and Agriculture Minister David Carter today announced the Government's fresh water policy package saying improved water management is needed to grow the economy while better caring for our rivers, lakes and aquifers. “This balanced package is about getting the right rules and funding in place to support irrigation development and economic growth, while ensuring protection of the environment,” the Ministers said. The package comprises:
    Article - 2011-05-10 10:00
  • The New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society (NZFSS) is the major national society for individuals and organisations with interests in freshwater sciences, management and education in New Zealand and internationally, with more than 350 members. The Society strongly endorses many aspects of the National Policy Statement in Freshwater Management (NPS), particularly in addressing the present inefficiencies of water use in New Zealand and in setting limits for both water quantity and quality that will ensure there is not continued degradation of freshwater resources.
    Article - 2011-05-10 16:02
  • The future for New Zealand’s already ailing waterways looks murkier as a $435 million irrigation package potentially paves the way for 1 million more cows. Fish & Game NZ is concerned yesterday’s announcement of the Irrigation Acceleration Fund for farming will lead to further degradation of the country’s waterways and our international image, and loss of tourism and recreational values. “Increasingly our ‘100% Pure’ brand is coming under fire both here and overseas,” says Fish & Game NZ chief executive Bryce Johnson.
    Article - 2011-05-10 18:00
  • A University of Canterbury academic has developed new methods that can help groundwater catchment managers match users' rights with scarce water resources. In a paper titled "Matching users' rights to available groundwater", published in the journal Ecological Economics, Dr John Raffensperger (Management) outlines a number of methods that use the framework of a smart market to align users' rights to available water in an efficient and sustainable manner.
    Article - 2011-06-08 12:00
  • Speech by Bruce Wills, Federated Farmers President, to the 2nd Annual Agricultural and Horticultural Outlook Summit, Amora Hotel Wellington, 21 July 2011 I would like to thank the organisers for allowing me to speak on water allocation, irrigation and storage to you today. This is my first formal speech as Federated Farmers President, having been elected only 20 days ago.
    Article - 2011-07-22 13:00
  • Recent farm profitability statistics released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry show that the Green Party's suggested charge for irrigation is 4.8 percent of total farm income for the average Canterbury dairy operation, the Green Party said today. "Many farms in New Zealand don't use any irrigation water, but even in Canterbury - which uses 65 percent of New Zealand's irrigation water − MAF statistics show farms will remain very profitable," said Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman.
    Article - 2011-08-28 16:00