Govt coastal erosion efforts 'too little, too late'

5 Sep 2017

It's too little, too late from the government on rising sea levels, an expert says after a leaked report, and councils are having to bear the brunt.

The unpublished 284-page draft report from the Ministry for the Environment is an update of the 2008 guidance for local government on how to adapt to coastal hazard risk from climate change.

It warns sea level rise could affect more than 130,000 people, almost 44,000 residential buildings and five airports. See more