16 May 2010

Bay of Plenty farmers welcome downpour

10:10 pm on 16 May 2010

Bay of Plenty farmers are welcoming the heavy downpour in their region over the weekend, after a very dry year so far.

MetService says Haparapara, east of Whakatane, recorded 32 millimetres over two hours on Sunday morning.

A Bay of Plenty dairy farmer, Grant Briscoe, says the once brown grass turned green overnight.

He says it has been about a month since the region had substantial rainfall.