Coastal Communities around New Zealand, and the world, are becoming increasingly aware of coastal hazards, such as coastal inundation (flooding by the sea), coastal erosion and tsunami.
In Hawke's Bay we have faced these hazards in the past and understand some of the concerns. We can use this knowledge to look ahead to ensure we are prepared to deal with the challenges of coastal hazards in the future, creating more resilient communities.
Clifton to Tangoio is the most developed and populated part of the Hawke’s Bay coastline, As well as hundreds of people’s homes located along this coast, there are businesses and industry, roads, bridges, electrical/gas/water/sewage services, a seaport and an airport.
The Strategy is being developed to understand coastal hazards risks and the management options for this key part of the Hawke’s Bay coastline. It’s making a start with the priority areas between Clifton and Tangoio, but will move to focus on other coastal areas in future.
The Strategy will identify the areas that may be affected by various coastal hazards over the long term and the risks to public and private property, cultural sites and areas, recreational use and infrastructure services.
As the Strategy develops, there will be opportunities for residents and businesses to get involved. This website is updated regularly. You can check on
This strategy is being developed by Hastings District Council, Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier City Council, and groups representing mana whenua and tangata whenua.
In 2017 the Northern and Southern Assessment Cell Evaluation Panels were formed to complete Stage 3 of the Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy 2120. Their report presents their evaluation process and recommendations, and is structured into four parts.
Report of The Northern and Southern Cell Assessment Panels *Appendices for the Report can be found on the Panels tab.
HB Coastal Hazards Case Study for MfE Roadshow:
HB Coastal Hazards and the role of the ‘Living at the Edge’ team:
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