Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Lianne Dalziel to open tomorrow's natural hazards forum

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel to open tomorrow's natural hazards forum


Mayor Lianne Dalziel is asking those attending tomorrow’s Our Changing Environment forum about living with natural hazards to look beyond their individual situations to consider how communities should best respond to hazard issues.

“We understand the on-going stress individuals and their neighbourhoods are experiencing as they struggle to get answers and resolve their individual situations,” said the Mayor.

“The City Council is working hard with Government and key agencies to produce sensible and consistent solutions across the range of challenges thrown up by the natural environment.

“However, the objective of Saturday's forum is to look beyond individual situations and consider how Christchurch as a community should best respond to complex challenges resulting from earthquakes, flooding, mass land movement and climate change.

“We have a range of options available – whether to mitigate, avoid or adapt. Which of these responses are most appropriate will depend on our view of time frames and what legacy we want to leave our children and grandchildren,” said the Mayor.

This also includes what value we place on resilience, how we allocate resources and what risks we are willing to tolerate as individuals and communities.”

The Our Changing Environment forum will be held Saturday 15 March from 9.30am–4.30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, 250 Colombo Street, Sydenham.

There will be an introductory session followed by two parallel sessions on flooding and land instability.

This format will run once in the morning from 9.30am–12.30pm and then again in the afternoon from 1pm–4pm.

People can also drop-in anytime to talk about the issues our community faces.

- ends -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news