Record drought hits New Zealand

Associated Press
This photo from Feb. 26, 2013 shows dry cracked land near a water reservoir in Kiwitahi, New Zealand. A drought in New Zealand’s North Island is costing farmers millions of dollars each day and is beginning to take a toll on the country’s economy. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Christine Cornege) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT

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Weeks of severe drought have browned pastures in New Zealand's North Island, in what the government describes as the worst dry spell in 30 years. It is costing farmers millions of dollars each day and beginning to take a toll on New Zealand's economy.

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