The drought in the lower North Island is getting worse and the local regional council is saying every drop of water counts. The Waikato region has been a drought zone for nearly two months and six weeks ago the region from Ruapehu to Manawatu also became an official drought area. Horizons Regional Council fears the tough times are just the first of many.It is becoming increasingly tough for many in the area's primary sectors. Pastures and soils have become even dryer and RIVER LEVELS ARE THE LOWEST IN LIVING MEMORY.
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, f...