Record drought hits New Zealand

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A sign warns about the risk of fire on Thursday, March 14, 2013, near Carterton, 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/Nick Perry)

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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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