[10 November/Stuff]

Fine weather has enabled farmers in the southern North Island to get out and flat their land ready for crops. Recent weeks of wet conditions had set farmers back. However, most were now on track. Some contractors rate the wet spring the worst in 50 years. Andrew Pedley from Pedley Contracting, based at Rongotea in Manawatū, said the wind had dried the region out and surprisingly, we need some rain now.