Sea wall plan 'not about savings'
25 November 2014
A squeeze on Dunedin City Council finances is not behind a push to defer multimillion-dollar options to protect the St Clair sea wall, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull insists. A council staff report recommends any plans for major capital works - such as a groyne to protect the sea wall and properties behind it - be put on hold.
East Coast Tsunami Risks Revaluated
28 October 2014
Discerning the tsunami risk along the east coast from Kaikoura north has been a bit of a challenge not least as the historical record can only be inferred from this scarred coastline with difficulty, and there has been divergent views especially for events predating the 19 Century.
Rising seas: Wellington's watery future
21 October 2014
Wellywood looks destined to become Waterworld, and the capital needs to face some tough decisions. The choices include abandoning the CBD and low-lying suburbs such as Lyall Bay and Island Bay to rising seas, or risking a Hurricane Katrina-like flooding disaster behind sea walls.