Story: Climate

Wairarapa drought

Wairarapa drought

Bruce McKenzie, a Wairarapa farmer, looks anxious during a drought in Janurary 1998. When climate change brings increased droughts, it threatens the very livelihood of such people.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1998/0080/32A

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How to cite this page:

Brett Mullan, Andrew Tait and Craig Thompson, 'Climate - Climate and life in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7742/wairarapa-drought (accessed 16 December 2019)

Story by Brett Mullan, Andrew Tait and Craig Thompson, published 12 Jun 2006