3 Feb 2017

Gisborne Drought Risk

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:14 pm on 3 February 2017

The weather conditions are dry, dry and getting dire in the Gisborne District. It has recorded the driest January in 112 years - with just 4mm measured at the airport's rain gauge. Federated Farmers is looking to seek a drought declaration, unless there's some meaningful rain. Gisborne District Council has enforced a level two water restriction today, meaning a ban on the use of sprinklers. Charlie Reynolds is the provincial president of Federated Farmers Gisborne/Wairoa.

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