Patchy rains helped some areas, others left dry, Landcorp’s Kelly says

Mon, 18 Mar 2013

By Kristen Paterson March 18 (BusinessDesk) – Patchy rains have provided relief for some farming areas and left others without substantive moisture, says Chris Kelly, chief executive of state-owned Landcorp, New Zealand’s biggest farmer. The West of the North Island saw higher rainfall, with 15-40 millimetres from Northland to Waitomo down through to Taranaki. The West Coast, which applied for drought status last week, received 20-40 mm with more expected to come. The East Coast fared the worst, experiencing no substantial rains, MetService s...

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