Record drought hits New Zealand

Associated Press
In this photo taken on March 11, 2013, farmer Peter Brown walks on the dry ground of his dairy farm near Ohinewai, 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, Brett Phibbs) 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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