A serious drought has hit Northland New Zealand causing issues for the local economy.
Hot and dry weather has settled over the region hurting wildlife, with kiwis struggling to survive without water.
The summer rainfall in the region has been about 20 percent of average.
Experts have said that a large and sustained period of rainfall is needed to break the drought.
Dairy farmers have been forced to stop milk production and some have had to cull their herds.
The forecast for Northland is not good. NIWA is forecasting at least another week of hot, dry weather.