13 Jan 2021

Water restrictions coming for more parts of the Far North

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 13 January 2021

Water restrictions are likely for more parts of the Far North if there's not significant rainfall soon, and the forecast isn't good.

People in Kaitaia are now not allowed to use hoses, sprinklers or irrigation devices, with restrictions also in force in Kawakawa-Moerewa and Paihia.

It comes after NIWA declared yesterday that 2020 was the seventh warmest year on record with multiple regions receiving less rain than in any previous year.

RNZ's Matthew Theunissen has this report.