Looking Ahead

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Ko te pae tawhiti, whaia kia tata.

What does COVID-19 mean for this project?

Sea level rise and changes in storm intensity as a result of climate change are real issues for the Kaiaua Coast area, and we’re committed to continuing to work on this project to the best of our ability. Under the current circumstances any face to face workshops we had planned won’t go ahead, but we’re looking at other options and ways that we can keep the ball rolling so we wont lose any momentum.

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What is Wharekawa Coast 2120 about?

A jointly developed and community-led plan – Wharekawa Coast 2120.

  • Working together with our communities, councils and iwi to look at a range of issues over the next 100 years.
  • Using technical expertise to help us understand the issues.
  • Planning how we will respond to natural hazard risks in the future, because recognising what we know about these risks may change 10, 20 and 100 years down the track.
  • Looking at opportunities for the growth and development of our communities on the Kaiaua Coast.
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What have we done so far?

  • The setting up work is done therefore we need you!
  • It was agreed that our council, the regional council and Iwi, will work together on a joint Working Party to oversee the project.
  • A group of Waikato Regional Council, Waikato District Council, and Hauraki District Council staff to work on the project.
  • There are consultants with expertise in adaptive planning to help us.
  • We’ve drafted the project plan and timeline.
  • We’ve updated work on hazards for the area.
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What’s coming up next?


  1. The Joint Working Party meets on 20 May, 19 August and 17 November.
  2. The next community panel meeting is in May, and monthly meetings will continue throughout the year.
  3. The community shares its views too. The first catch up is planned for May.


  1. Draft Community Plan

Something to think about?

  1. Be involved!
  2. Sign up to our E-newsletter to stay informed
  3. Attend community workshops and open days

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