Preparing you for Irrigation
To help our farmers make the best-informed decision about developing their farm business with irrigation, HWP is working closely with agri-professionals and rural bankers servicing the Hurunui District. We will be holding a further PDS-focussed information session in early June.
Gary Walton, Walton Farm Consulting , is holding ‘fireside/kitchen table’ meetings with farmer shareholders throughout Command Area to discuss irrigation options. If you wish to know when / where the next of these meetings is please call Gary on 0274 964700.
If you are in the Command Area but not yet an HWP shareholder please call Gary.
We’ve compiled a list of rural/agri-professionals with whom you can discuss, one-on-one, your irrigation options and work out a plan – click (Agri-Advisors), follow the website links to check out what each company does, and give them a call.
Take a look at our Fact Sheets, our list of FAQ’s and, check out these links:
Irrigation NZ Practical Resources – Tools & Tips
Environment Canterbury Information for Farmers
Browse recent Newsletters or subscribe here.
We also keep our shareholders regularly informed by email updates, information sessions and community gatherings.
The Hurunui District Council is giving consideration to the purchase of shares in the Hurunui Water Project.
As part of the community consultation process, four public meetings were held in North Canterbury townships to discuss the purchase of shares in Hurunui Water Project.
To view the presentation made by Hurunui Water Project at these meetings, click public meeting presentation.
Submissions were invited from Hurunui District rate-payers and interested parties.
Submission hearings took place over the 3 days of 17th-19th April.
We now await the Council’s final decision.
To view media coverage of this topic – go to Press Releases and Media Commentary
In 2017 the council decided to include the potential purchase of up to $500,000 of HWP shares in the Annual Plan 2017-18. This provisional decision was subject to due diligence being carried out and additional public consultation being undertaken on the outcome. This provisional decision followed the submissions process for the 2017-18 Annual Plan which made it clear that opinions across the district were divided on this issue; some feeling that the council should support growth and industry in the district, others that the money would be better spent elsewhere.
The due diligence step was completed and no impediment found to the council completing the purchase of the HWP shares on offer. At its meeting of 22 February 2018 the council resolved to complete the share purchase subject to suitable terms being reached with HWP on the purchase details and another round of consultation being undertaken.