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Small Southland town cut off by flooding

A small Southland town has been completely cut off after this weekend's wild weather.Heavy rain has caused all roads in and out of Waikaia to be flooded, leading to closures and warnings for motorists. Remarkable images captured...

Making hay in sunshine

Huge tonnages of grass have being harvested in the recent fine weather. Much of it is destined for sale in the dairy farming areas of the Waikato and Taranaki, although with the big drop in cow numbers there is less demand than...

Shock downgrade highlights damaging weather

A shock earnings downgrade from New Zealand's biggest manuka honey maker, Comvita, has highlighted the damaging impact the current unsettled weather is having on the sector.Comvita said a poor season would bring a 60 per cent shortfall...

Nicki Harper: Toxic threat sidelines river swim

With much sympathy for farmers battling with increasingly dry conditions, there's no escaping the fact that summer in Hawke's Bay is hard to beat.Thanks to our dry, warm climate, swimming and other water activities feature heavily...

The Country Today - Return of Dom edition

It's the whole show in one go! Today The Country is brought to you by the return of Dominic George. Jamie Mackay's trusty sidekick is back after a month's holidaying and is refreshed and ready to go with some classic tracks from...

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