Phillida Bunkle Media Diary
Week ending18 June 2000
2000 Green Ribbon Awards
efforts towards improving the environment, with Prime
Minister Helen Clark, and Minister for the Environment
Venue: Grand Hall, Parliament
Friday, 16 June
He Huarahi Tamariki (young parent) students and AXA
Volunteers. Students from the Porirua school, and their
children have been invited by AXA's "Hearts in Action"
volunteers to have an introduction to business
Venue: AXA Centre
Saturday/Sunday 17 & 18
Auckland and Northland Regional Alliance
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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>>