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.
The Porirua Harbour Trust has completed the third comprehensive “State of the Harbour” scorecard which reports on progress toward arresting the decline in harbour condition and returning it to a healthy and resilient state.
Climate change could swamp significant areas with even modest rises in sea levels, a report by the prestigious Royal Society of New Zealand says.
Places at risk include eastern Auckland along Tamaki Drive, where a 0.5 metre surge would inundate popular areas. The following map shows the damage from sea level rises of several gradients between 0.5 and two metres.