I’m sure all of us at Waikawa Beach are concerned about rainfall and drought, but given our community borders the coast and includes a river, we’re definitely 4 for 4 on the concerns listed below:
Horizons Regional Council approved the establishment of a Joint Climate Action Committee for the region at [February 2021]’s Council meeting.
The new Joint Committee, which will include representatives from iwi, Horizons and seven territorial authorities, will oversee action on climate change across the region.
Horizons Regional Council Chair Rachel Keedwell says climate change is one of the biggest environmental challenges we face.
“While we are uncertain about the pace and scale of climate change, we do know that the Horizons Region is already being affected by increasing temperatures, changes to rainfall patterns, river flows, increased drought, and ongoing sea-level rise.