Boat 3 Update

WIL is pleased to report that Engineering North Canterbury (ENC) have 99% completed the build of Boat 3 (replacement for the aging Boat 1). Read More

Fernside stream restoration project kicks off

Work has begun on a collaborative stream restoration project with 15 Fernside landowners joining forces to improve a 1.8km waterway which flows from a springhead near… Read More

Historic find investigates water options in 1890s

  A report written in 1894 for the Minister of Mines investigating alternative options for getting water to the Waimakariri Plains was recently uncovered by Waimakariri… Read More

BROWNS ROCK INTAKE CLOSURE: 6:00am Thursday 30th May 2019

Due to heavy rainfall ECAN have flood warnings in place for the Waimakariri River. The intake gates will remain closed until further notice, this is necessary… Read More


The 2018/19 irrigation season will end today Thursday 23rd May. For those shareholders who are needing water to wrap up irrigators or fill on-farm irrigation ponds… Read More

July 1, 2019

Global trip highlights New Zealand’s environmental progress

A whirlwind eight-week trip to investigate agricultural practices in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, the Netherlands and New Zealand has highlighted the active engagement of local farmers… Read More
November 7, 2018

Infiltration trial could solve Silverstream’s nitrate issues

A three-year infiltration trial being carried out by Environment Canterbury and Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL) aims to reduce Silverstream’s nitrate levels by introducing more water into… Read More
September 17, 2018

Promising results from WIL biodiversity stocktake

Over 200 sites of biodiversity interest, along with freshwater mussels have been discovered during a biodiversity stocktake of land and waterways within the Waimakariri Irrigation Limited… Read More
July 19, 2018

Caring for streams requires practical approach

Practical stream management tips proved popular at a recent Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL) field day held at Winston Gartery and Mike Brown’s adjoining Springbank farms. The… Read More