By Toni Anne Smith, March 4, 2013.
These are photos I took on March the 4th, 2013 over Te Kopuru, just west of Dargaville. It looked as if there was rain behind this huge wall of white cloud, rain which looked as though it was being blocked from providing moisture to the very dry ground. Then there were aerosol trails as well. The region was exceedingly dry and some farmers had put their cattle next to the road to feed them in small enclosures, as the ground was like a dust bowl.