A brilliant feature article from Stuff National Correspondent Charlie Mitchell called Beach Road The Rising Sea and the Reshaping of NZ  This is the best in-depth reporting I have seen on the impact of sea-level rise in New Zealand.

Also, there is this great overview of our sea level rise crisis in this Listener article.  Protect or retreat are the only two options but both are hugely expensive and disruptive, and where is the funding coming from?

Also highly recommended is the comprehensive and ongoing Stuff series on Climate Change

Thames Coromandel District

Coastal Hazards Policy 2018

Coastal Management Strategy 2018

Waikato Regional Council

Coastal Inundation Tool

FAQ on Coastal Inundation Tool

New Zealand

Preparing New Zealand for Rising Seas – Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment 2015 

New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010

Coastal Hazards and Climate Change December 2017. Guidance for Local Authorities

Preparing for coastal change: A summary of coastal hazards and climate change guidance for local government

Preparing for coastal change fact sheet series

New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 guidance notes: coastal hazards – Objective 5 and Policies 24-27

Case Study: Hawke’s Bay Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy 2120

Fact Sheets:-



Adapting to Climate Change in New Zealand Stocktake Report


Rising Seas in California 2017 – an update on the science

Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States, 2018

Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience – Canada 2018

Climate Updates Royal Society UK 

Managing the coast in a changing climate UK Committee on Climate Change October 2018