New Zealand farmers happy as deluge breaks drought

Outlet: The Modesto Bee

April 21, 2013

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—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 Daniel Corbett, a meteorologist with the national agency MetService.