DROUGHT DRAIN: A drought is costing New Zealand farmers millions of dollars each day and taking a toll on the economy. Parts of the country are drier than they've been in 70 years.
SILVER LINING: Some find the sun-soaked days a boon. Wine makers say conditions are perfect for them, and city dwellers are reveling in eating outdoors or spending time at the beach.
STORM CLOUDS AHEAD? A climate scientist says New Zealanders should expect more summers like this due to global warming. He said the dry weather that helps forms deserts in places like Africa and Australia is expanding.
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