"Lots of liquid, lots of rest. And just fight it."
The under-fire charity will wind up in June once it spends the $2.7 million squirrelled away.
The Northland woman has been missing for a year.
The expected rain is unlikely to be enough to break droughts in the North Island.
"Not everyone will get what they need... but it's still a step in the right direction."
Rain could still be months away from some areas.
The NZDF has begun distributing thousands of litres of water.
"We're already seeing an increase in afternoon showers and more are coming this week."
A helicopter has been called to help battle the blaze.
Three people have been killed and a child is in a critical condition.
Another person has minor injuries.
"There will be families in Northland who are very relieved."
The town's mayor says the situation is "dire".
Almost all of the North Island is at least "dry".
"We need help, we're sick of it. It's just been going on and on."
"We're in a really serious place."
"This is recognition that the extreme and prolonged nature of this dry spell is taking its toll on our farmers and growers."
Far North crews have been called to more than 100 in the past month.
It’s looking nice for the whole country.
There won't be any need to rewind the tape.