The Manawatu and Wairarapa are blessed with some of the most fertile land in New Zealand. A place where sheep, beef, dairy plus a wide variety of crops thrive on both flat plains and steep inland hills and valleys.
But despite their close proximity, these two regions experience very different climates and soil conditions to one another.
Our WaterForce Palmerston North branch can help dairy and sheep & beef farmers get the most pasture growth along the sandy coastal plains. The soil here doesn’t hold moisture for long, so irrigation is a must to complement the region’s reliable annual rainfall.
We design and install complete ‘turnkey’ irrigation systems featuring leading products such as Valley centre pivots, K-Line irrigation, WaterForce folding booms, Krohne flow meters, telemetry and SCADAfarm control and monitoring solutions. We also design stock water solutions for your individual farm and terrain, and can supply all the pipes, fittings, troughs and pumps you will need.
Meanwhile, South Wairarapa’s silty, loam soil provides ideal cropping conditions. Maize, wheat, barley, peas, corn, onions, potatoes and cabbage all flourish here. Our WaterForce Masterton branch can provide flexible, portable irrigation systems suitable for high rotation crops. Products such as Ocmis hard hose irrigators can be towed to whichever paddocks require water so you don’t have to invest in fixed irrigation assets.
The stony free-draining soil around Martinborough has seen a proliferation of wineries across this area and up into the Wairarapa Valley.
It is common to have periods of high evapotranspiration as the region’s hot, dry climate can quickly whip moisture away from the land and into the atmosphere. We supply emitter-based irrigation and top quality filtration systems to vineyards of all sizes to ensure their vines get exactly the right amount of water required.
Our local knowledge and expertise across this vast area – from Mt Ruapehu in the north, across to Taranaki, and down to Hutt Valley in the south – will ensure you get the best result from your irrigation investment and the production gains you’re after.
We also pride ourselves on our after-sales service and support. If any of your equipment breaks down, we’ll send one of our mobile workshops and technicians out as soon as possible. We also provide comprehensive on-site maintenance. Having your irrigation or stock water equipment serviced regularly will minimise breakdowns and ensure everything runs smoothly when you need it most.
In addition to helping our agriculture, horticulture and viticulture clients, WaterForce can also help design home garden irrigation systems plus solutions for sports fields, parks and other green spaces.
WaterForce has 12 team members spread across the Manawatu and Wairarapa. We have a strong customer focus and are committed to delivering excellent irrigation systems from start to finish to meet your specific needs.