Major storms sweeping the country are now the cause of apoplectic nightmares for Hawke’s Bay council’s. Every rain event carries the potential to inundate vulnerable flood control systems, particularly in Napier. ...

One and a half years have passed since one of Napier’s most significant flood events in decades. Yet in recent days we have seen more torrential rain, raging rivers and monstrous seas pounding our coast. Mother nature is trying to tell us something! ...

We have a duty of care for the environment, ourselves and future generations to leave the natural environment in a state that will continue to sustain the future. ...

A changing climate will alter the environment and threaten our lifestyle and economy. Worldwide, sea level rise will affect low-lying coastal areas. ...

The scale and frequency of climate-related events that damage or destroy the natural and built environment will increase as a result of climate change. ...

Much of Hawke’s Bay is prone to drought, and the demand for water exceeds the supply, particularly on the Heretaunga and Ruataniwha Plains. ...