'People have lived there 30 years' – Breaking bad news about rising tides

A Stuff website article.

In coastal and low-lying areas across the country, councils are sitting down with communities to warn them the seas are rising because of climate change.

It’s an issue that will emerge at an accelerating pace over the coming decades. In some places, we’ll be able to temporarily protect the houses, roads and community facilities in the ocean’s path with sea walls and other physical protections, before being forced to retreat.

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