31 Oct 2010

Another dry week in Central Otago

7:06 am on 31 October 2010

Another dry week in Central Otago is putting pressure on fruit grower's dependent on hill water. Cherry growers in particular could do with some moisture now.

Country Life reports that, all in all, the stone fruit crop is coming along nicely, but a recent hailstorm between Cromwell and Roxborough caused some damage in apricot orchards.

A group of orchard and vineyard workers has recently arrived from Vanuatu to bolster the labour force in the region.