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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


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