Dahm, J., G. Jenks and D. Bergin
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.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council, New Zealand