The region needs a full metre of rain between now and October.
These include a four-lane expressway - and moving Auckland's port north.
A house fire in Whangateau has claimed a life.
A burst of heavy rain this weekend won't do much to help farmers.
Downpours are expected across the weekend.
"It's not the relief we needed."
"It's still parched out there."
Conditions are tinder-dry.
He's getting back into the sport after the tragedy.