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

 


Glimpse of how sea level rise could shape Auckland coast

Media release

12 August 2014

“King Tides AKL” will provide a glimpse of how sea level rise could shape the future of Auckland’s coastline

On Wednesday evening (August 13), one of the highest tides of the year (known as King Tides) will hit Auckland’s coastline, providing a unique opportunity to see how rising sea levels may impact our region in the future.

The King Tides Auckland Initiative (King Tides AKL) encourages people to help document these exceptionally high tides by photographing their local shorelines – capturing the effects of higher water levels on homes, buildings, walkways, roads and other built infrastructure, as well as beaches, wetlands and coastal wildlife habitats.

Witness the King Tide this Wednesday at 9:31pm on East coast beaches.

Members of the King Tides AKL team have designated photo and video areas set up at “hot spot” locations around Auckland where the public can witness the King Tide using our social media platform.

Participants can also attend the King Tides Countdown, where members of the King Tides AKL team will broadcast images of King Tide hotspots from Auckland’s CBD as we count down to the King Tide at 9:31pm. Also vote for the King Tides AKL photo competition finalists, and hear from experts from NIWA and Civil Defence.

King Tides Auckland is a community initiative sponsored by Auckland Council, Civil Defence and Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari and supported by NIWA, Auckland War Memorial Museum, King Tides Project and Tonkin & Taylor, New Zealand Coastal Society and Beca.

Event Details

What: King Tides AKL Countdown.

Where: Beca Auckland Office Auditorium, 21 Pitt Street, Auckland City.

When: Wednesday, 13th August, 7:00PM – 10:00PM, (King tide at Ports of Auckland is at 9:31pm)

Ends

For more information, please contact:

Ben Sheeran, Event Manager, 021 462 777, ben@recreationsolutions.co.nz

Scott Speed, Principal Specialist Coastal, Auckland Council, 09 4846207, Scott.Speed@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

More information can be found on our website: auckland.kingtides.org.nz

Or connect with us on social media: Facebook.com/kingtidesakl – Twitter and Instagram @kingtidesakl


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Urban Planning Report: Momentum Grows To Replace The RMA

A major new report from the Productivity Commission lays the foundation for action on the growing political consensus that the Resource Management Act and associated laws are failing both cities and the natural environment and need a complete rewrite.

Published this morning, the final “Better Urban Planning” report is the culmination of eight years of investigations ordered by the government into the causes of unaffordable housing and urban planning. More>>

 

Vaping: Quitline Supports Decision To Legalise Nicotine E-Cigarettes

Today Associate Minister of Health, Hon Nicky Wagner has announced that Government are taking the proactive step of legalising nicotine e-cigarettes, a move which Quitline is pleased to hear and support wholeheartedly. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Labour/Greens Deal (And The NZDF)

If Labour and the Greens were hoping their Budget Responsibility Rules (BRR) agreement would foster an unlikely alliance then hey… mission accomplished! Because it isn’t every day that Sue Bradford, the CTU and Matthew Hooton speak with one voice, as happened yesterday. More>>

ALSO:

Until After The Election: Extension Of Report-Back Date For Havelock North Inquiry

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today that the report-back date for the independent Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking-Water has been extended at the request of the Inquiry’s Panel. More>>

ALSO:

Little Heading For Court: Apology Over Donation/Hotel Contract Claims Not Accepted

Today I want to publicly apologise unreservedly to Mr Hagaman for any hurt, embarrassment or adverse reflection on his reputation which may have resulted from my various media statements. I have offered that apology to the Hagamans. More>>

ALSO:

Biscuit Tin Of Democracy: World Heritage Site Protection, Ombudsman and Equal Pay Bills Drawn

On Thursday, 23 March 2017 three places are available on the Order Paper for the first reading of a Member’s bill. The ballot was held, and resulted in the following bills being drawn... More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Plan: NZ Needs More Science, More Trees, Fewer Beasts

A combination of technology breakthroughs, much more plantation forestry, and a big switch away from pastoral, particularly dairy farming, are identified as the key elements of any approach New Zealand takes to reducing its carbon emissions to a net zero level, according to a new report sponsored by the New Zealand chapter of GLOBE, a multi-party, global parliamentary grouping. More>>

ALSO:

"Backed To Win Seats": Labour Māori Seat MPs Won't Stand On List

The Labour Party is backing a request from its Māori seat MPs to stand as electorate MPs only, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More>>

OutsKey: John Key's Valedictory Speech

I rise to address this House for the very last time. It has been a huge privilege to have served the people of Helensville as their member of Parliament, and, of course, the people of New Zealand as their Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news