Thames-Coromandel Council Taken to Court Over Climate Declaration Decision

A local climate action group has taken Thames-Coromandel District Council to court over its decision to not sign the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) climate change declaration. Hauraki Coromandel Climate Action wants the decision to be declared unlawful by the High Court.  It also seeks an order that TCDC must reconsider the decision after properly taking account of the global consensus that we face a climate emergency, the Local Government Act decision-making requirements, and its own policies and plans relating to climate change and engagement with its communities.
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Sea Level Rise Coastal Hazard Planning Begins in Thames Coromandel

Thames-Coromandel councillors were briefed last week on the coastal hazard work planned around the Peninsula in the next two or three years.  The Council has engaged a Netherlands-based consulting firm called Royal HaskoningDHV to lead this shoreline management planning work which will assess the risks from climate change and sea level rise, and develop adaptation plans. Read More »