Providing reliable, economic and sustainable supply

Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd (WIL) is a run-of-river scheme with resource consent to take water from the Waimakariri River to irrigate 23,000 hectares. It is one of the largest schemes in the South Island. Ensuring farmers actively manage irrigation to guarantee water is being used efficiently is central to the core of WIL.

Environmental stewardship is a vital part of WIL’s daily operations. The company is recognised as a leader in water management, providing access to a reliable, economic and sustainable supply.

June 15, 2020

Closer connections forged during lockdown

Fernside farmer Richard Stalker, who runs two dairy farms in a semi-urban area on the outskirts of Rangiora, has made closer connections with his neighbouring life-style block owners throughout the lockdown period. Read More
January 5, 2020

Inaugural OxMan triathlon attracts over 400 competitors

Over 400 people participated in a new long-course triathlon hosted at Geoff Spark’s irrigation lake in Eyrewell on 16th December. The event, which was sponsored by… Read More
December 19, 2019

Commitment to change lifts audit grades

A willingness to proactively improve farming practices has seen 89 per cent of Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL) shareholders achieve an A or B Farm Environment Plan (FEP) audit during the 2018/19 season; an increase of 21 percent from the 2016/17 season. Read More