The rain is not here (although there has been flooding at the bottom of the South Island) but my stepdaughter in N.S.W. has rain. It sounds as though there should be enough to put out all the fires around her.
It would be great if it then moves across to us. Things are getting really serious north of us with at least two towns on level 4 which is water use only for essential cooking, drinking and hygiene. Several weeks of rain is needed to replenish supplies.
We are still just being asked to conserve water but are still able to water our gardens although it has got to the stage where it just keeps things alive as the heat and wind dries everything out quickly.
Still got tomatoes, capsicum, beetroot, a few beans, lettuce and potatoes in the garden and supplies still available at the Growers' Market.