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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.

29decC NZ high at Dunedin airport

Dunedin International Airport recorded the highest maximum temperature in the country yesterday with 29degC at 4pm.

Moose released into Fiordland

Moose released into Fiordland

• The Moana landed at the Bluff on Monday a transhipment from Canada consisting of 10 moose (four bulls and six cows).

Department evacuates trampers

Department evacuates trampers

All 120 independent trampers stranded since Monday on the storm-damaged Milford and Routeburn tracks were evacuated by helicopter, bus or boat to Te Anau yesterday afternoon, with no injuries reported.

120 trampers left stranded

120 trampers left stranded

More than 120 trampers were last night stranded in huts on the Milford Track awaiting evacuation, after a southerly blast tore through Fiordland and triggered landslips that closed the Milford road early yesterday.

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