Summary of Irrigated Area in Different Regions in New Zealand (NZ)

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This data is the most up to date snapshot of irrigated land across mainland New Zealand. The table below shows estimates of hectares irrigated in each region.

Table 1: Summary of irrigated area in different regions in 2017
REGIONS IRRIGATED AREA (HA)
Canterbury
507,418
Marlborough  31,421
Otago 93,080
Gisborne 6,467
Hawke’s Bay 28,804
Manawatu-Wanganui 23,710
Southland 18,908
Greater Wellington 17,577
Auckland 7,958
Bay of Plenty 7,850
Northland 8,390
Taranaki 3,575
Tasman 11,924
West Coast  3,622
Waikato 23,740

Source: https://www.mfe.govt.nz/