Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

New pamphlets to help manage flood risk

MEDIA RELEASE

7 August 2013

New pamphlets to help manage flood risk

A new series of pamphlets has been produced by Waikato Regional Council to help property owners better manage the potential risks they face from river flooding.

“River flooding is the most common hazard we face in the Waikato,” said community safety programme manager Adam Munro.

“The new pamphlets are designed to help people identify what level of risk their individual properties face and what actions they may need to take to manage that risk.”

Mr Munro said the pamphlets have been produced following a rise in information requests and general enquiries about river flooding hazards. “In each of the past three years we’ve had more than 120 flood information requests on average.

“The likes of the insurance sector, real estate agents and the wider community have been more active in seeking information about risks generally. We suspect this may be to do with the number of natural disasters in New Zealand and overseas in recent years which have raised the profile of and need for better hazard management.

“Also, managing river flood risk is expected to become a more important issue in the region as the population increases over coming decades and the impacts of climate change become more evident.

“Our information can help existing property owners, developers and people wanting to buy new properties.”

The pamphlets cover owning flood prone property, buying flood prone property, the council’s flood warning services, and the Kauaeranga River flood protection scheme in Thames-Coromandel district.

They are available online at www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/riverflooding or hard copies can be obtained by calling regional hazards advisor Megan Dredge on 0800 800 401.

Besides the pamphlets, the council and its website have a wide range of other information about river flooding-related risks.

There is material available on general areas prone to potential flooding. From this people can get an idea of whether they need to seek more detailed information from the council. The council will help where it can but people may need to use private sector consultants to obtain a full risk assessment, said Mr Munro.

“Such an assessment may be needed if they want to get a solution tailor-made for their property that meets, for example, resource consent requirements.”


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Criminalising Of Rap Music


For black youth in America, there can be only three ways out of the ghetto: athletics, music or drug dealing. And for every individual who succeeds in making it out, dozens more attach themselves to their celebrity crews in order to bask in the reflected glory, and partake of the lifestyle. And what rap musician can afford to turn their back entirely on the ‘hood, when staying street and staying real is what their audience demands of them..?
More>>



 
 


Government: Investment Boosts Coastal Shipping In Aotearoa
New Zealand is a step closer to a more resilient, competitive, and sustainable coastal shipping sector following the selection of preferred suppliers for new and enhanced coastal shipping services, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced today... More>>


Government: New Zealand To Stay At Orange For Now
With New Zealand expecting to see Omicron cases rise during the winter, the Orange setting remains appropriate for managing this stage of the outbreak, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Australian Election: Prime Minister Congratulates Anthony Albanese
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party on winning the Australian Federal election, and has acknowledged outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison... More>>



Government: Independent Panel Appointed To Review Electoral Law
Justice Minister Kris Faafoi today announced appointments to the independent panel that will lead a review of New Zealand’s electoral law. “This panel, appointed by an independent panel of experts... More>>


Trade: Prime Minister To Visit United States
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is leading a trade mission to the United States this week as part of the Government’s reconnection strategy to support export growth and the return of tourists post COVID-19... More>>


National: Jacqui Dean To Retire From Parliament In 2023

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has announced that she will not be seeking re-election at the 2023 election. “I have advised the President and Leader of the National Party that I have decided not to put my name forward... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels