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First phase of Central Plains Water irrigation scheme in New Zealand completed
Water Technology

First phase of Central Plains Water irrigation scheme in New Z...

First stage of NZ$375m ($247m) Central Plains Water irrigation scheme in Canterbury, New Zealand has been completed. The project will extract water from the Rakaia River and deliver it for irrigation. The construction of the project involved a ... Water Technology, 2 months ago
Reliable water is key in dairy downturn The Press NZ, 1 month ago
Radio New Zealand

Stage one of Central Plains Water begins

An irrigation scheme that is expected to add $1 billion to the country's economy each year will be turned on in Canterbury tomorrow. The Central Plains Water scheme will irrigate 60,000 hectares of dairy, horticulture and stock land between the ...
 Radio New Zealand1 month ago New irrigation scheme set to save Canterbury farmers from drought  ONE News1 month ago Canty plains irrigation scheme opens  Radio New Zealand1 month ago
The Press NZ

Champion Canterbury businesses named top performers

The work by Central Plains Water and its contractors on stage one of the scheme has been recognised with a Champion Canterbury award. The canal has since been filled with water. Two of Canterbury's top businesses hail from the energy efficiency ...
 The Press NZ3 weeks ago Champion Canterbury awards top businesses weeks ago Water wins award for excellence  FWplus1 week ago
Sunday Star-Times

Supreme Champion Canterbury firms fire up

Irrigator Central Plains Water and energy focused Solar Bright were top of the pops at Canterbury'sglitzy annual business awards, recognised for their desire to change the economic landscape. The two firms both been through long gestations and ...
 Sunday Star-Times3 weeks ago Canterbury award firms in growth phase weeks ago
Sunday Star-Times

Rising costs, slashed payouts hit Canterbury dairy workers and communities

Dairying has been a trigger for large-scale infrastructure spending, like earthmoving and pipe-laying for the Central Plains Water (CPW) scheme. Prime Minister John Key was at Hororata on Friday to open stage one of the three-stage project.
 Sunday Star-Times1 month ago
The Press NZ

Rethinking safe: the post-Canterbury view of risk

A 20-storey rockfall tsunami depicted in Norwegian film The Wave could happen in Milford Sound. Rockfall tsunamis in Milford Sound, landslide dams forming and bursting on the Waimakariri River. Who really wants to think about the worst that ...
 The Press NZ1 week ago
The Press NZ

Five years down the drain for Canterbury's water quality

Kirk Hargreaves More cows equals more environmental damage, argues . OPINION: In 2010, ECan's government appointed commissioners set a target for 2015 of ensuring 80 per cent of rivers in the region were safe for swimming. At the time, 74 ...
 The Press NZ2 weeks ago
The Press NZ

Irrigation's guilty secrets

Two recent conferences analysed two very different views of Canterbury's rush to irrigation. So is the trade-off between economic gain and environmental responsibility working out as promised? JOHN McCRONE reports. In April 2014, Prime Minister ...
 The Press NZ1 month ago NZ irrigation and its guilty secrets month ago
The Press NZ

X marks the winning spot

Andrew Johnstone Canterbury orienteer Katie Cory-Wright competing at Tekapo. Running fast, reading a map at the same time, and making quick decisions that's what makes a toporienteer. The sport is competitive, but it's also great for ...
 The Press NZ1 month ago
The Press NZ

Fonterra community fund helps two volunteer rural crews to douse flames

Alford Forest, Mid Canterbury rural volunteer fire crew attending a typical scene A new four-stroke pump mounted on a tanker is helping the Alford Forest rural fire force, just as a base radio is helping a crew at Swannanoa to relay messages. ...
 The Press NZ1 month ago
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