Concerns about the state of the Hauraki Gulf – and the vulnerable coastlines of Auckland Harbour have been highlighted in a report released this week.
A three-yearly State of the Environment Report – being presented to the Hauraki Gulf Forum today – shows ongoing issues with toxic chemicals and over-fishing.
Meanwhile, Bernd Gundermann from climate consultancy group Urbia says climate change is also putting Auckland’s coastlines at risk.
He says Auckland needs to sustain the stability of the soil and prepare the coastline to take care of storm surges and higher waters.
World leaders are gathering for fresh climate talks in New York later today.
– Newstalk ZB