3 Mar 2009

Rain in Hawkes Bay

6:07 am on 3 March 2009

Heavy rain during the weekend was a relief for farmers in Hawke's Bay.

Parched soil conditions since November meant many farmers were operating in drought mode.

Hawke's Bay Federated Farmers president Kevin Mitchell says 70mm fell at his farm on the Napier-Taupo road in 24 hours and other places received much more.