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  • Nine to Noon, RNZ

Life on the edge

Local councils want a nationwide strategy to deal with the risk of coastal erosion and the funding to make it possible.

This follows two reports from Niwa, warning the country tends to react to events rather than prepare for them.

Local Government New Zealand president and Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull told Nine to Noon many councils were unprepared and would not have the money to cope with erosion risk in their communities.

He said councils must be able to plan ahead and put restrictions in place to avoid building in at-risk areas.

Coastal erosion in Oamaru, June 2007

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