New baby-walker standard
9 October 2001 Media Advisory
Acting Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Anderton
will tomorrow announce a new mandatory standard to make
Thirteen babies a year are
hospitalised from accidents associated with
A demonstration of compliant- and
non-compliant baby-walkers will be available at the news
Time: 1.00PM Tuesday, 9 October
Venue: 7.6 Beehive,
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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>>