Thursday, May 19, 2022

Weather


Dry autumn sparks adverse event declaration for Waikato

Dry autumn sparks adverse event declaration for Waikato

ByGerald PiddockMay 17, 2022
Extremely dry conditions in South Auckland and Waikato have prompted the Ministry for Primary Industries to classify the region as a drought. The declaration as a medium-scale adverse event will enable a package of support for farmers and growers. MPI’s…

Concern over widespread dry conditions

ByNeal WallaceMay 6, 2022
Dry autumn conditions are spreading throughout the country, with most regions seeking rain and forecasters warning conditions are likely to remain dry in the coming months. Recent rain and warm…

Summer dry drifts into autumn

ByRichard RennieMay 3, 2022
Summer heat and the continuing influence of the La Niña weather pattern have continued to linger well past autumn’s halfway point, with farmers and growers in mixed minds on what…

Waikato farmers advised to plan for a potential drought

ByGerald PiddockMay 2, 2022
Waikato and South Auckland farmers are being told to plan for a possible drought as an extended spell of dry weather continues into autumn. In general rainfall has been low…


Feed shortage a concern for dry south

Feed shortage a concern for dry south

ByNeal WallaceApr 7, 2022
Careful management of an aquifer by scheme water users has been a lifesaver for Southland irrigator Jason Herrick. The Mossburn…
Road access an issue after week-long rain event

Road access an issue after week-long rain event

ByColin WilliscroftMar 31, 2022
The roads around Anaura Bay, between Tolaga Bay and Tokomaru Bay, needed clearing after the wild weather. Photos: Tairāwhiti Civil…
Dry south classified as medium-scale adverse event

Dry south classified as medium-scale adverse event

ByNeal WallaceMar 31, 2022
For the year-to-date, Southland has received about 56% of its normal rainfall and coastal areas only 49%.The Government has classified…
Southland dry set to continue as high dominates

Southland dry set to continue as high dominates

ByNeal WallaceMar 28, 2022
The situation is being called a perfect storm, with meat companies forced to reduce capacity when farmers need to quit…
Southland, Otago farms grappling with dry conditions

Southland, Otago farms grappling with dry conditions

ByNeal WallaceMar 25, 2022
Despite rain this week, West Otago farmer Bruce Murray is dealing with his fifth successive dry summer. Photo: Natwick.A four-month…
Coastal Southland dry a cause for concern

Coastal Southland dry a cause for concern

ByNeal WallaceMar 21, 2022
COASTAL areas of Southland are the driest since Environment Southland started keeping records 50 years ago.Farmers have sold lambs as…
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