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Written by Geoff Robinson and Basil Morrison, Morning Report   
Wednesday, 11 April 2007

It is becoming clear local government will be at the front line of the battle to prepare for climate change. (duration: 5′04″)


An extract:

Geoff Robinson: OK, but when you talk about best practice, you look for instance at coastal development...

Basil Morrison, (President of Local Government New Zealand): Yes.

Geoff Robinson: ...Obviously with rising sea water there could be a problem in coastal development. What's best practice there? Do you have to say to councils, "Don't let houses be built in these places"?

Basil Morrison: Well I think that's quite right and we've been looking at that from a regional council perspective in the roles that they have, and the territorials now, for some time. You'll be aware that we come under considerable pressure and criticism from some of our (laughs) friends in regards to the Resource Management Act and the pressure we've got to build on sand-dunes.

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