21 Jan 2020

Record low rainfall brings Northland close to drought

From Morning Report, 8:21 am on 21 January 2020

Record low rainfall in Northland has the region on the brink of drought but it's not the only region facing a particularly dry summer.

Water restrictions have now been imposed in parts of Waikato, mid Canterbury and Tasman and dry-weather crews are being assembled by councils.

NIWA forecaster Nava Fedaeff speaks to Philippa Tolley.