Story: Rural language

The big dry

The big dry

Farmers often refer to extreme weather events by understatements like ‘the big dry’. This is Waikato farmer Steven Stark, showing how parched the soil became during the 2008 drought.

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Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Farming difficulties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 24 Nov 2008