Welcome to the
Canterbury region

Regional Contacts

SALES & GENERAL ENQUIRIES 0800 4 Force (4 36732)

Key Staff

Tim Croskery
M.  027 256 0133

Timaru Branch

117 Hilton Highway,

P.  03 687 4233
Monday - Friday: 7.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday: By Appointment

Key Staff

Gemma Williams-Gray  
M.  027 266 3339

Ashburton Branch

34 JB Cullen Drive,

P.  03 308 4512
Monday - Friday: 7.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday: (Sept-Mar) 8.30am - 12.00pm

Key Staff

Paul Fairbrother
M.  021 477 836  

Christchurch Branch

637 Halswell Junction Road,

P.  03 349 2605
Monday - Friday: 7.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday: (Sept - March) 8.30am - 12.00pm

Key Staff

Andrew Panasiuk
M.  027 567 8783

Rangiora Branch

530 Mill Road,
Ohoka, RD 2,

P.  03 310 7550
Monday - Friday: 7.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday: Closed

At a glance

Canterbury’s famous Nor’wester is loved by many but provides a unique challenge for farmers and home gardeners across the region.

When the Nor’west wind blows, a distinct arch of high white cloud forms against the clear blue sky over the Southern Alps. Hot, dry winds whip across the flat Canterbury plains (particularly in spring and summer), and will send temperatures soaring as high as 34°C.

Getting the right amount of water onto land during these times is crucial. The region’s dairy, sheep and beef farmers face this constant challenge, as do those who grow crops such as wheat, barley, oats and pasture to feed livestock.

What we offer

WaterForce supplies Valley pivots and all other irrigation equipment that farmers require to keep water on 24/7. Evapotranspiration (when water is transferred from land to the atmosphere) is a constant risk in Canterbury, so it’s important to calculate exactly how much water is required to keep everything growing.

Our team of experts offer a full irrigation design and installation service that takes into account how exposed your land is, your soil type and what your soil holding capacity is. In addition to centre pivots, we also supply Ocmis Hard Hose Irrigators, WaterForce Folding Booms, K-Line Irrigation, Krohne flow meters, WaterCheck compliance telemetry, SCADAfarm control and monitoring solutions.

We have four WaterForce branches across the Canterbury region located in Rangiora, Christchurch, Ashburton and Timaru. From here we help customers as far north as Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs; inland to Lake Coleridge; and as far south as the Mackenzie District and Timaru.

Our main retail store is based in Hornby, Christchurch. From here we supply everything our agriculture customers might need, as well as catering for residential and lifestyle block owners plus commercial and council-owned assets such as parks and sports turfs.

A team of ‘lifestyle designers’ are based in our Christchurch office to help homeowners custom-design and install appropriate irrigation for their gardens. Individual landscapes and environmental conditions are always taken into account so you get exactly the right amount of water where it’s needed.

We sell a full range of solid-set or fixed sprinkler irrigation, Hunter pop-ups and automated controllers, drippers, pond and water feature equipment, plus pumps, tanks and filtration systems to improve the quality of your drinking water. Our main supplier is also based in Christchurch so parts are never far away and readily available!

Each Canterbury branch has a dedicated service team who can be on site within hours if necessary to fix any problems you might have with your pivots, pumps or other equipment.

We regularly work alongside North Canterbury wineries and walnut growers across the region, and also specialise in designing stock-water solutions. We know exactly what size pipes and pumps to install to get the right pressure and volume of water where it needs to be.

Canterbury is blessed with large underground aquifers which are replenished by the Southern Alps. Long braided rivers such as the Rakaia, Waimakariri and Hurunui also run freely, yet drought-like conditions are common.

Our local WaterForce team understand the unique Canterbury climate and landscape and will have the right irrigation solution for you.


Case Studies

Pukekohe cropping company installs new centre pivot irrigation and fertigation system

Pukekohe cropping company installs new centre pivot irrigation and fertigation system

Jason Thomas of ST Growers had a landowner with a 110 hectare block of land...

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News & Opinion

SCADAfarm Remote Control Installations Ready for the 2015/16 Season

SCADAfarm Remote Control Installations Ready for the 2015/16 Season

As we move towards summer, WaterForce are supporting clients with new...

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Behind the Scenes with Rudie Nemec

Behind the Scenes with Rudie Nemec

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Te Puna Branch

Te Puna Branch

15c Minden Road
Te Puna

P.  07 928 0095   |   F. 07 928 0096
Monday - Friday: 7.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday (Sept-Mar): 8.30am - 12.00pm

Agricutlure, Viticulture, Horticulture,
Residential, Commercial, Water
Treatment, Effluent & Wastewater

Mark Hill
M. 021 760 026 | E.

Steve Smith
M. 000 000 000 | E.