29 Oct 2020

Climate impact: How will the new government deal with managed retreat?

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 29 October 2020
Coastal erosion at Pakawau.

Coastal erosion at Pakawau. Photo: RNZ / Supplied

Kathryn looks the issue of what to do with communities threatened by coastal erosion. A recent RMA review panel recommended legislation to deal with the managed retreat from areas affected by climate change - and Labour has said it's committed to implementing the review's core recommendations. But not all welcome the panel's suggestions - among them Kapiti-based Coastal Ratepayers United's Paul Dunmore. Also joining the discussion is Local Government NZ President Stuart Crosby and Rob Bell, Niwa's Principal Scientist Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes.