2 Jan 2010

Parts of NZ very dry

11:01 am on 2 January 2010

The Rural Fire Authority says some parts of New Zealand are particularly dry at the moment, highlighting the need for people to be aware of the fire restrictions in their area.

National Rural Fire Officer Murray Dudfield says Central Otago and Northland are particularly hard hit.

Canterbury and the Hawke's Bay are also fairly dry.

Anyone wanting to light fires in the open air needs to be aware of the restrictions in their area.