Editorial: Central government needs to help councils deal with coastal hazards

OPINION: Twenty-five thousand property owners will have to consider the implications for their homes and investments after an updated report was released on how rising sea levels will affect Christchurch.

The risk to a maximum of 25,000 properties from seawater inundation, and another 1000 from coastal erosion, will be realised over a very long time – the new report by Tonkin and Taylor for the Christchurch City Council looks ahead to the year 2120.

However, the implications will kick in long before then. Read more