Community-based Dune Management for the Mitigation of Coastal Hazards and Climate Change Effects: A Guide for Local Authorities

Dahm, J., G. Jenks and D. Bergin

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The primary purpose of this report is to bring together lessons from existing and successful dune care/restoration programmes in New Zealand to provide guidelines for councils wanting to initiate dune restoration programmes – both to mitigate coastal hazards, including climate chnage effects such as projected sea level rise, and to restore the beneficial natural and human use values associated with coastal dunes. A second aim is to encourage councils to adopt community-based partnerships for successful dune restoration programmes and to provide best-practice models for easy adoption. The case studies later in the report provide examples of existing community level projects partnered and supported by councils.

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Technical Document

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, New Zealand