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No sign of relief in big dry

Hot dry weather has hit North Otago hard and showers forecast this week are unlikely to provide much relief. Light rain has been forecast for...

Dry weather set to continue for fortnight

The dry weather which has hit North Otago this summer is set to continue over the next fortnight. The light drizzle which has visited the...

Shortage of water for firefighters

The lack of rain is not only having an effect on farmers but also fire fighters who are having to battle the blazes. Little water...

Light relief but fire ban remains

Light showers yesterday afternoon and more rain forecast later in the week is unlikely to put an end to a region-wide fire ban. The whole...

Rain needed to ease dry conditions

October was another dry month for North Otago with no real substantial rainfall recorded. Oamaru is in need for a few days of solid rain...

September slightly drier than usual

The average monthly rainfall in Oamaru was slightly lower than the monthly average for September. Oamaru received 13 per cent less rainfall than expected last...

Lower-than-average rainfall recorded for July

News that July rainfall in North Otago was generally below average has been received as both expected and good news to some weather-dependent groups. Dunedin-based...

Spell of warm weather for North Otago

It may still be winter, but recent temperatures in Oamaru could have people thinking otherwise. Metservice Meteorologist Liz Walsh said it was quite rare to...

June second warmest on record for Oamaru

Winter has well and truly arrived in North Otago following a hard frost which hit the area on Monday night. The frost was the hardest...

Track in good condition for meeting

The fine weather spell which hit the region over the last two weeks has worked wonders for the Oamaru Racecourse. It has dried out the...

Wintry blast hits North Otago

North Otago received it first wintry blast over the weekend, with snow falling to ground levels in some parts of the Waitaki district. Snow fell...

Hilderthorpe section of SH1 reopened

State Highway One is open again after heavy rain flooded parts of the road. A New Zealand Transport Agency spokesperson said the Hilderthorpe section of...

River bursts banks a second time

Monday's heavy rain caused the Kakanui River to burst its banks for the second time in two weeks. Waitaki District Council emergency services manager Chris...

Flooding closes SH1

State Highway One at Hilderthorpe has been closed again as a result of flooding from heavy rain which struck the region on Monday. Diversions were...

Flooding causes problems for milk distributor

Meadow Fresh and Pam's milk lovers may face longer waits for product if the large amount of rain in the area continues. Shea Distributors, who...
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