Drought officially declared along South Island East Coast

Map showing areas affected by drought in the South Island.
Map showing areas affected by drought in the South Island.

Drought conditions have officially been declared along the East Coast of New Zealand by Primary Industries minister Nathan Guy.

Mr Guy made the announcement of an ”medium scale adverse event” at the Opuha Dam, in South Canterbury, this morning.

“This is recognition of the extreme dry conditions farmers and growers are facing and triggers additional Government support,” Mr Guy said.

The areas affected include Otago, excluding South Otago and parts of Canterbury and Marlborough.

Extra Government funding will become available for Rural Support Trusts to provide support and guidance and rural assistance payments would be made available from Work and Income.

More:  http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/332852/drought-declared-along-east-coast

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3 Responses to Drought officially declared along South Island East Coast

  1. Ian Mitchell says:

    The way it is looking in the Waikato we won’t be far behind them.

  2. South Canterbury Sky Watch says:

  3. Dejane says:

    It’s time to wake up from your lustful dreams of being millionair dairy farmers. While the O.W.G. ruins the skies with chemtrail trying to manipulate the weather your going to be kept poor and dependant on them.

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