New Zealand farmers happy as downpour breaks drought
WELLINGTON (AP) - New Zealand's farmers are relieved that a deluge has ended the country's most widespread drought in 30 years.
Rain continued to fall Monday in a downpour that has lasted three days over much of the country.
"It's the land of extremes," said Mr Daniel Corbett, a meteorologist with the national agency MetService.
He said the city of Tauranga was soaked with more than 21 cm of rain over the weekend, which caused some flooding.