04-04-2014 03:39 AM | New Zealand

Southern farmers sympathise with drought-stricken

North Canterbury farmers seem to have escaped the drought creeping over much of the North Island.

Paddocks have greened up from consistent rain since a cool start to summer in contrast to pastures browning off in the north.

Waikato is officially in a drought and farmland around Auckland and to the north appears to be the worst drought-affected areas in the country, while much of the Manawatu is dry and Taranaki is under a dry spell.
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