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The New Zealand Coastal Society was formed in 1992 to promote and advance knowledge and understanding of the coastal zone. It provides a forum for those with an interest in the coastal zone to communicate amongst themselves and to the public.

  • New Zealand – Pressure on channel dredging
    16 December 2014
    The pressure is on the BOP regional council to dredge the Opureora Channel before the resource consent expires at the end of July 2015. The channel is 1.8km long and the main access channel to Matakana Island for the Omokoroa vehicle ferry - and it's silting up.
  • Council warned of 80cm sea rise
    16 December 2014
    The Marlborough District Council must start thinking about rising sea levels before granting resource consents for new homes, a council hearing has been told. In the first case of its kind before the council, commissioners dealing with a request to subdivide a 6.9-hectare plot near the flood-prone Opawa River must consider if it is within the coastal-margin zone.
  • Sea change needed in marine protection
    9 December 2014
    AndrewPenniket asks: is Otago the next province in line for marine reserves? Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the Marine Reserves Act 1975. There are now 38 marine reserves in New Zealand, from cold Campbell Island to the subtropical Kermadec Islands.