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.

May 29, 2019

Protecting resources drives new iwi representative

Being able to gather mahinga kai and improving the quality of local waterways are key issues for Kaiapoi business owner John Cooke. Read More
May 13, 2019

Creative mindset vital for sustainable arable growth

Third generation Cust farmer Roscoe Taggart believes that continuous innovation is vital for sustainable arable farming. Read More
May 2, 2019

Waimakariri Zone Committee seeks new members

Dairy farmer and farm environmental consultant David Ashby joined the Waimakariri Water Zone Committee to encourage fellow farmers to consider the environment when making decisions on-farm. Read More