Photos: New Zealand farmers show how the drought is changing their landscape

The drought in the North Island is changing the landscape from lush green grass to a dry wasteland.

There is a severe drought in Northland, Auckland and northern Waikato, and the rest of the North Island is either extremely dry or in a drought, according to NIWA.

Most of the country has fallen victim to a lack of rainfall, except for parts of the South Island which has seen heavy rain.

The Facebook page NZ Farming put the call out to farmers to submit photos of the drought situation in their area - and more than 200 people responded.

Photos came streaming in from across the country showing once green spaces now dried up.

A photo taken in Dannevirke shows it is "dry as a chip".

Another image shows what the lack of rain has caused in Otorohanga.

A photo from coastal Taranaki shows the ground looking orange from the drought.

A person from Coroglen near Whitianga says it's never been this dry in the 48 years they've been there.

An image taken in Onewhero, Waikato shows horses on dry land.

Sheep in Gladstone, Wairarapa aren't getting a lot of rain.

Hills in north Canterbury show the effects of the drought.

Cows in Pukekohe were taking respite from the heat by drinking water.

The hills in Hastings are a lot browner than normal.

In Clevedon outside of south Auckland, the horses and cows have reportedly had to shift their diets to hard feed and hay due to the lack of grass.

It isn't just farmers feeling how dry the weather is. A photo taken in Ngaruawahia shows a house's front yard all dried up.