BROWNS ROCK INTAKE RE-OPENED FOR ESSENTIAL STOCKWATER

This message is recorded at midday Wednesday 4th December 2019. The rain eased slightly overnight and the Waimakariri River flow at the gorge is 560cumecs. A… Read More

BROWNS ROCK INTAKE CLOSURE: 11:00pm Monday 2nd December 2019

Due to continued rainfall in the catchment ECAN have flood warnings in place for the Waimakariri River. The Water Scheme intake gates will remain closed until… Read More

WAIMAKARIRI WATER SCHEME RE-OPENED

Browns rock intake was re-opened Monday afternoon 18th November 2019. Please allow some time for the flows to resume. Please review your orders before 3pm Monday… Read More

BROWNS ROCK INTAKE CLOSURE: 7:00pm Saturday 16th November 2019

Due to continued rainfall in the catchment ECAN have flood warnings in place for the Waimakariri River. The Water Scheme intake gates will remain closed until… Read More

WAIMAKARIRI STOCK WATER SCHEME RE-OPENED

Browns Rock intake was re-opened Saturday afternoon 9th November 2019. Please allow some time for the flows to resume. Due to ongoing river flooding Irrigators please… 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