“Aucklanders face fines of up to $20,000 from Saturday, for using hoses and water outdoors, as the worst drought in its history led to the introduction of mandatory bans.

Days of rain showers have done little to halt the draining of the city’s storage lakes, which sit at just 44.5 per cent full – more than 30 per cent below their usual levels.”

Continue to read on: https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/121518831/auckland-drought-unprecedented-water-restrictions-begin