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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.

  • 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.