October 3, 2016

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September 29, 2016

Christchurch City Council chief executive Karleen Edwards says LIMs should not be wordsmithed by committee.

Controversial coastal hazards notations will stay on affected Christchurch property records, and they don't need to be fully accurate.

Chief executive Karleen Edwards said the council did not need to change the Land Information Memorandums (LIMs) for properties at risk of flooding or coastal erosion.

"This is not a negotiation process with property owners – or equally, prospective purchasers – about what is included...

September 8, 2016

Christchurch Coastal Residents United (CCRU) is working with Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel over coastal hazard issues.

A Christchurch group is continuing to lobby for the removal of coastal flooding and erosion information from thousands of property records.

The Christchurch City Council on Monday altered 18,000 Land Information Memorandum (LIM) reports after a panel of scientific experts last month said coastal hazard information should be removed because maps used to identify at risk properties could be "legally...

August 23, 2016

Scientists rate highly in the annual surveys of the most trusted professions, not far behind stalwart teachers, pilots, health professionals and firefighters and a long way above the ignominiously ranked politicians and journalists.

If the public are to believe in scientists, and science, they need to trust their work is accurate and robust. The implications of science can have major repercussions on our lives.

The fallout from the Tonkin & Taylor report on Christchurch's likely coastal haza...

December 9, 2015


The Christchurch City Council will get a controversial report into coastal hazards peer reviewed.


A panel of scientific experts will review a controversial report identifying thousands of Christchurch properties at risk of coastal erosion.


Christchurch City councillors unanimously agreed on Thursday to subject the Coastal Hazard Assessment report by Tonkin and Taylor to a second peer review.


The science behind the report has been widely questioned. The experts will be appointed after community consultation.


Cr David E...

November 5, 2015


A new review has slated the sea-level findings used by Christchurch City Council to assess risks to coastal properties.


While council has scrapped fast-tracked plan changes based on the findings, coastal residents want hazard warnings removed from their properties' LIM reports. The findings were in a report on 50-to-100-year climate change risk, written by consultants Tonkin & Taylor. The report identified 18,000 properties as being threatened by rising sea levels, and 6000 by coastal erosion. LIM reports were amended...

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