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Climate change sends beaches to water


The report, Our Marine Environment 2019, highlights the four most pressing issues facing the country’s seas and coasts.

“Adding to the effects of climate change, river sediment, waste, urban development, fishing and shipping are harming, sometimes irreversibly, our native marine plants, animals and the habitats they live in,” the report says.

Secretary for the Environment, Vicky Robertson said New Zealand’s oceans acted like a giant sponge against the effects of climate change. Read more