PHOTO: ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF – High tide sees large waves lash Petone in January, 2018. The Lower Hutt suburb is under threat from rising sea levels brought on by climate change.

Large parts of the Lower Hutt suburb of Petone could be under water before the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, a damning new report has revealed.

The study, commissioned by Hutt City Council, also suggests home owners in the suburb at the northern tip of Wellington Harbour could find their homes uninsurable in as little as 30 years.

Petone, along with the Lower Hutt suburbs of Seaview, Alicetown and Moera, already face a number of threats relating to climate change.


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