24 Jan 2024

Dry conditions take hold in the South Island

From Morning Report, 6:24 am on 24 January 2024

A South Island farmer says he hasn't seen conditions this dry in years.

Several parts of the country are experiencing very dry to extremely dry conditions with widespread fire restrictions and a handful of spots down South approaching drought territory.

Although farmers feel the current dry spell is not unusual, fire fears continue to linger.

Adam Burns reports.