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Queenstown retailers prepare for flood

Queenstown retailers prepare for flood

Several Queenstown waterfront retailers reacted swiftly to a flood alert posted for Lake Wakatipu yesterday afternoon, closing premises and moving merchandise.

Another mostly dry month

Another mostly dry month

Significant rain is urgently needed in many parts of Otago to ease soil moisture deficits after another dry month, a problem which has been compounded by the onset of cooler weather, hydrological consultant Dave Stewart says.

Crashes prompt wet-weather road reminder

Crashes prompt wet-weather road reminder

The first rain during the day for a week made Dunedin roads greasy yesterday, prompting police to issue a reminder to drivers.

Risk of flooding, slips and rapidly rising rivers

As heavy rain continues to fall in Fiordland and Westland, alpine-fed streams could rise quickly and there is a risk of flooding and slips today, MetService warned yesterday.

Heavy rain mars wapiti hunt

Heavy rain mars wapiti hunt

Otago hunters squelched their way back to work this week after an extremely wet start to the wapiti hunting season in Fiordland.

Drought brings 'weak tail' to farm production: Rabobank

Drought brings 'weak tail' to farm production: Rabobank

New Zealand farmers will have less to sell than usual this autumn as several regions slide into drought, creating a "weak tail" to the main primary production season, says a leading rural bank.

Dry weather brings tough times for northern farmers

In a time of rising international prices, dairy farmers in the top of the North Island should be enjoying a profitable season.

Cloudy, wet but warm

March was a cloudy, wet but warm month in Queenstown, according to weather recorder David Crow.

Fair outlook for Easter

"It just gets better," MetService weather ambassador Bob McDavitt said of Easter's weather.

Warm end to autumn expected

For those who felt the summer did not last long enough, the good news is that they can expect a warm end to autumn, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research's (Niwa) National Climate Centre says.

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