Gisborne Drought Risk
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.