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.

March 22, 2019

Technology boosts efficiency and enhances environment

Making informed decisions using technology has created more productive land use for farms while reducing their environmental impact, according to Eyrewell farmer Mike Smith. When Mike… Read More
March 10, 2019

New fertigation trial will examine its effects on nutrient losses

A new project to trial the use of fertigation – which could help reduce nitrogen leaching on farms – is now underway. Pāmu (formerly Landcorp) is… Read More
February 12, 2019

Biodiversity boost proposed for Burgess’s Stream

Burgess’s Stream, near Eyreton, has been identified as a focus area for the first stage of Waimakariri Irrigation Limited’s (WIL) biodiversity project which is designed to… Read More