The Hon Dover Samuels - PM's Statement
Statement from Prime Minister Helen Clark
have been made against the Minister of Maori Affairs. He has
asked to take leave from his duties while a police
investigation, which he has requested, is completed. I have
agreed to his request.
Hon Parekura Horomia will be Acting
Minister of Maori Affairs while the investigation takes
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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>>