Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Dry country

Dry country

Droughts and dry spells are common in Hawke’s Bay and usually occur in late spring and summer, between October and March. The lowlands are generally worst affected but hill country can also become very dry. Paddocks of short, brown grass and dry soil, as shown here next to State Highway 5 near Te Hāroto in 2009, can be found throughout the region on a regular basis.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Landscape and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 2 Jul 2015