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Drought blog, 2008

Drought blog, 2008

In the early 2000s, the internet was an important means of communication for rural people. This blog (weblog) allowed rural women affected by the 2008 drought to air their views. However, few farming people had access to fast internet, and improving broadband coverage was a political issue.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Getting news and information', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18569/drought-blog-2008 (accessed 25 June 2017)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008