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Preparing for coastal change: A summary of coastal hazards and climate change guidance for local government

Publication date:  December 2017
Publication reference number:  ME 1335

Preparing for Coastal Change is a summary of the Ministry’s Coastal Hazards and Climate Change – Guidance for Local Government in New Zealand released in December 2017.

This document summarises the 10-step approach developed in the guidance to help local government and others assess, plan for, and manage the increasing risks facing coastal communities. It is intended for a wide audience.

The Ministry has also prepared a series of fact sheets to accompany this summary, which provide further information on elements of coastal processes discussed in the guidance.