20 Oct 2020

Farmers on brink of drought, with driest soil in South Island

From Checkpoint, 6:19 pm on 20 October 2020

South Canterbury and North Otago farmers are on the precipice of a drought and NIWA's latest hotspot report shows they have the driest soils in the South Island.

In turn, farmers are having to make costly calls to save their stock and cope with the challenge.

Eleisha Foon has more.