Category: Local

Climate change in, Snodgrass out

Ellen Curnow The Orowaiti estuary will have climate-ready floodwalls, but Snodgrass Road protection will be left out of final floodwall designs for Westport, West Coast regional councillors agreed yesterday. Recommendations on...

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Wild weather causes havoc

Ellen Curnow, Sharon Davis, Raquel Joseph The sea surged through several seaside homes in northern Buller this morning when a 3.5m high tide hit at the same time as severe wind gusts.The Buller Emergency Operations Centre was...

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Floodwalls four years away?

Ellen Curnow Westport’s flood protection scheme is likely to take three years to build, says a report to today’s Westport Rating District Joint Committee (JC) meeting. But building is not likely to start for eight to 12...

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