Government overrides Christchurch council and dumps sea rise hazard

Government overrides Christchurch council and dumps sea rise hazard The government has overridden Christchurch City Council and dumped a proposed controversial and wealth-destroying sea rise hazard plan. Much of the credit goes to commercial property developer Mark Munro, who owns property at the seaside suburb of New Brighton, assisted by his public relations spokesman David Lynch. The coastal hazard plan involved tagging 18,600 land titles, forbidding any kind of development including house extensions, and leading to property devaluation and insurance premium hikes. The proposed plan was supported by a Tonkin & Taylor report based on worst case scenarios about sea rise over the next 100 ye

Coastal hazard zones generating insurance problems

Residents in Christchurch's new coastal hazards zones are already struggling with insurance issues, adding to fears that premiums will rise and properties will be harder to sell. A report by environmental engineers Tonkin & Taylor, has identified 5971 homes in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula at risk of erosion and almost 18,000 properties that could be susceptible to coastal flooding. Those properties now have their vulnerability identified on LIM reports. read full article on STUFF >

Sea level lunacy slammed by Sir Tipene

Sea level lunacy slammed by Sir Tipene - Article SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 Resentment is growing among property owners in Christchurch and residents are organising themselves since the council announced it would tag 18,000 coastal properties with warnings of inundation from rising sea levels, severely depressing land values without good cause. You might wonder why predicting rising sea levels might have been unexpected. After all, the whole world expects the sea to rise because we refuse to stop burning hydrocarbons. Well, when you examine the actual evidence for rising seas, you find anomalies. The IPCC concluded in its latest report, AR5 (2013), that anthropogenic warming of the atmosphere... read

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