Higher seas may force New Zealand towns to retreat inland

  • Researchers have begun investigating how some New Zealand communities could be pulled back from hazard zones in the face of flooding driven by climate change and sea level rise.

A new study, to be led by GNS Science as part of a near million-dollar wider research programme, will look at ways authorities and communities can plan for homes to be moved to safer ground.

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Researchers have begun investigating how some New Zealand communities could be pulled back from hazard zones in the face of climate change-driven flooding and sea level rise. Photo / File