EMF Committee is now inviting applications for the 2017 funding tranche

This fund was established to mitigate and enhance the Selwyn Te Waihora catchment.  The key driver for the Scheme is to support sustainable growth and to protect water quality, including switching from groundwater abstraction to low nutrient alpine sourced water…… Click here to read more


Future Meeting Dates

2017 Further Offer of Stage 2 Construction Shares and Small Blocks Offer Launch 8th February 2017 – 3.00pm – 4.00pm Stage 2 Share Offer for Construction Shares, and Small Blocks Launch Meeting Darfield Recreation and Community Centre (North Terrace, Darfield) … Continue reading →

Congratulations to Will Cookson of Hororata School

Will won our canal safety poster competition and received a prize pack of an All Blacks back-pack and rugby ball. The CPWL judges felt that his design succeeds in getting the message across loud and clear! Please click on this link … Continue reading →

CPWL wins the INFINZ Debt Deal of the Year

CPWL project funded by ANZ/Westpac was the winner of the “Deal of the Year Award” last Thursday 14th May. This is recognition of the role the project plays in the economy and environment as well as the complexity involved to … Continue reading →

PGG Wrightson Field Day – 8th May 2014

At PGG Wrightson we are dedicated to our vision of helping grow the country. Part of our commitment to this philosophy is having our staff working to provide the best advice to help you make the right choices when converting … Continue reading →

Contractor Named for $140m Stage 1 of Central Plains Water Project

Initial construction preparation work on the Central Plains Irrigation scheme will commence next week following the appointment of Fulton Hogan/John Holland JV and Downer Group as the lead contractors for the $140 million Stage 1 programme. Fulton Hogan/John Holland JV … Continue reading →

One on One – Interview with Susan Goodfellow

Susan Goodfellow being interviewed by Jo Kane on Canterbury TV’s One on One. … Continue reading →

Water Monitoring, Heritage & Ecological Surveys

CPWL and the Solid Energy environmental team started groundwater monitoring for Stage 1 in December 2012 and will continue to monitor the … Continue reading →

Government seeks high-quality schemes

The Government’s clear structure for supporting regional water infrastructure development schemes, like the Central Plains Water project … Continue reading →

Funding Secured

We have now secured funding for the detailed design of the project which includes all activities needed
to get to a ‘final investment decision’ … Continue reading →


Water to be delivered in September next year

The plan is to have water available to irrigate at least 5000 ha on the south-western section of the project
around Te Pirita by September 2014 … Continue reading →

CPW welcomes Solid Energy staff

A group of former Solid Energy NZ staff initially seconded for design work on the Central Plains Water (CPWL) scheme, have joined CPW as permanent employees. The expertise of the group was engaged late last year to project manage the … Continue reading →

Central Plains Irrigation Limited (CPIL) irrigation scheme wins initial support

The first stage of the Central Plains Water irrigation scheme has won the “non-binding” support of more than 70 percent of farmers shareholders. Backers of the CPWL scheme have estimated the total cost of the 56-kilometre canal and feeder … Continue reading →

CPWL signs agreement for access to Lake Coleridge

CPWL has signed a historic agreement with TrustPower to store water in Lake Coleridge for use by its shareholders when the Rakaia River flow is low.  Doug Catherwood, Chairman of CPWL, in announcing the agreement said … Continue reading →