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The rivers and waterways in the central city are a perfect place to regenerate bio-diversity and fauna. This should be a priority and a leading example of how to combat decline in ecological systems.
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An opportunity exists for Gisborne to review how street trees are planted and maintained. Species that encourage biodiversity regeneration and provide exceptional shade and beauty should be considered. Correct selection of street trees will aid in reduction of urban heat island effect in the city and provide a better quality of life.
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Gisborne District Councillors and Committee members:
It is concerning you have bought into the lie of sea level rise. Ice melting does not displace what it melts into. Gisborne was built on reclaimed land and is not in danger of flooding from any sea level rise- which, even if the ice does melt (currently it is getting thicker) the city will not be submerged. I do not want to see rate payer money being wasted on something that isn't happening. I strongly advise the Council to contact the New Zealand Climate Science coalition for real data and evidence behind the changes in the climate. This is their website: https://www.climatescience.org.nz/ . Keep in mind NZ's overall contribution is 0.01% of total greenhouse emissions. Even if the climate does warm, increased temperatures mean greater food production which is beneficial to the starving millions. Money should be spent on basics like upgrading rural roads which have fallen into major disrepair across the whole region.
Please do thorough research on what is really happening rather than following a political agenda which would ultimately see rural communities die and rural towns disappear.
Please do not sign us up for anything costly and pointless; rather rule by truth, fact and evidence, not consensus and emotion.
Thanks for reading.
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What is an acceptable level of risk for our communities?there will always be some risk. nature cannot be controlled

» Our coastal communities are more vulnerable to sea level rise and coastal inundation. Should we:

> build more protection measures?No

> let these areas run down and slowly be destroyed?

> managed retreat?

> something else? Plant appropriate sand binding species like spinifex/pingao. Walkways to the beach instead of paths everywhere that destroy the sandhills.

» How do we make our urban and rural communities more resilient to climate change? Create more biodiversity, more native trees and animals.

» What work do we need to prioritise to offset the effects of climate change?
plant more native trees, less hard surfaces (more permeable sites to mitigate water flow)
» What should our region do to mitigate the effects of climate change?

» How do we secure reliability and quality of water supply for all of our communities? water meters, people waste enormous amounts of water. teach water conservation. riparian planting of all waterways.

» How do we secure reliability and resilience in our energy supply network? energy conservation, less reliability on a central network, subsidies for solar, micro hydro, wind.
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What is an acceptable level of risk for our communities?there will always be some risk. nature cannot be controlled

» Our coastal communities are more vulnerable to sea level rise and coastal inundation. Should we:

> build more protection measures?No

> let these areas run down and slowly be destroyed?

> managed retreat?

> something else? Plant appropriate sand binding species like spinifex/pingao. Walkways to the beach instead of paths everywhere that destroy the sandhills.

» How do we make our urban and rural communities more resilient to climate change? Create more biodiversity, more native trees and animals.

» What work do we need to prioritise to offset the effects of climate change?
plant more native trees, less hard surfaces (more permeable sites to mitigate water flow)
» What should our region do to mitigate the effects of climate change?

» How do we secure reliability and quality of water supply for all of our communities? water meters, people waste enormous amounts of water. teach water conservation. riparian planting of all waterways.

» How do we secure reliability and resilience in our energy supply network? energy conservation, less reliability on a central network, subsidies for solar, micro hydro, wind.
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