Extend The Term Of The Fisheries Commissioners
New Zealand First has called on the Government to extend the
term of the current members of the Treaty of Waitangi
Cabinet is expected to discuss
replacing some Commission members today, at the request of
Rt Hon Winston Peters said that the term of
the Commissioners should be extended six months because a
general election is only a few weeks away.
important appointments should be made before the election,
and this should be pointed out to Mr Henare at the Cabinet
meeting,” said Mr
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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>>