East Coast still dry, 11mm not enough, says Federated Farmers’ Wills

Wed, 20 Mar 2013

By Kristen Paterson March 21 (BusinessDesk) - The huge low that spread across New Zealand days ago brought rain and relief to most areas of the country but the East Coast is still dry after minimal fall. The region is in the grips of what is a 70 year very serious drought event, Federated Farmers President Bruce Wills told BusinessDesk. “There’s a long way to go yet. All the rain did was give us some hope and a bit of a reprieve,” Wills said, But even after the rain it’s going to take 2-3 weeks to grow grass on the dry, parched paddocks....

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