Moanataiari, Thames Features in Major Stuff Article on Sea Level Rise

The Stuff news website is to be congratulated for starting a concerted campaign on climate change in New Zealand.  This was kicked off yesterday with 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.  What makes it particularly interesting for Thames-Coromandel readers is that it begins with an anecdotal account from local Moanataiari, Thames resident Tracey Reeves who talks about her experience during the January 5 storm surge.Read More »

Dunedin Leads On Community Climate Consultation

Thames Coromandel Needs To Catch Up – Fast

South Dunedin is at the forefront of community efforts to adapt to sea level rise – particularly from groundwater flooding.  For several years strong efforts have been made by the City Council to engage with the local community, to make sure they are fully informed of the risks, and to work out community adaptation plans.  In Thames-Coromandel we have a lot to learn from their efforts.Read More »