In April more than 1500 inner Tauranga harbour landowners were told their properties were at risk from one or more potential sea-level rises over the next 110 years. In the more extreme - and unlikely - scenarios houses could be lost within a few decades. The information came as a shock to some, while others were less concerned. Now some homeowners are calling on councils to do more to help people protect their property. But with kilometres of publicly-owned coastal land and assets, councils have their own concerns.


Updated coastal erosion maps "frightened the hell out of a lot of

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