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Huge costs loom for councils as sea levels rise


The preliminary findings from a Tonkin and Taylor report were released today, giving councils a clearer picture of the risks posed by climate change in their communities.

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) said it was time to put scientific facts before the emotions of those affected.

Tonkin and Taylor's findings were presented at LGNZ's Climate Change Symposium on Wellington's waterfront - a suitable location as they discussed the incoming threat of sea level rise. Read more