Water restrictions - Hahei now included
Latest water restrictions now includes a SPRINKLER BAN for
Other restrictions still in place SPRINKLER BAN for
Coromandel Town and ALTERNATE DAYS for Tairua and
Whangamata. This means a total ban on the use of sprinklers,
irrigation systems, and unattended hoses. Partial
restriction on use of hand-held hoses to alternate days
(even numbered addresses on even days; odd numbered
addresses on odd days).
Thanks everyone for doing bit to
help us conserve water.
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New Reports: Flood Risk From Rain And Sea Under Climate Change
One report looks at what would happen when rivers are flooded by heavy rain and storms, while the other examines flooding exposure in coastal and harbour areas and how that might change with sea-level rise.
Their findings show that across the country almost 700,000 people and 411,516 buildings worth $135 billion are presently exposed to river flooding in the event of extreme weather events...
There is near certainty that the sea will rise 20-30 cm by 2040. By the end of the century, depending on whether global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, it could rise by between 0.5 to 1.1 m, which could add an additional 116,000 people exposed to extreme coastal storm flooding. More>>