21 Jul 2017

Regional Wrap

From On the Farm, 9:10 pm on 21 July 2017
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Photo: RNZ/Susan Murray

The soils in virtually every region in the North Island are saturated.  The East Coast soils are absolutely chocker with water, especially on the flats, which are of minimal value for grazing.  New apple trees can't be planted in Hawkes Bay and in Wairarapa cows are calving on the wintering -off blocks and being trucked home for milking. Canterbury's very wet too and there's and at least 100 millimetres of rain's forecast for the next couple of days.