26 Jul 2019

Whangārei latest council to declare climate emergency

From Morning Report, 7:54 am on 26 July 2019

Whangārei District Council is the latest local body to formally sound the alarm over greenhouse gas emissions - by declaring a climate change emergency.

It's been warned that without urgent action, Whangārei coastal communities will be under water in the decades to come.

Rising sea-levels could also threaten the city's new $26 million Hundertwasser Centre.

RNZ Northland reporter Lois Williams has the story.