All NZ councils now have to look 30 years into the future when considering the key issues for infrastructure management - including changing demographics, affordability and climate change.
The first versions of these documents were produced in 2015, and revised versions will be available in 2018. You can access direct links to the 2015 versions here.
I must admit they're not the most photogenic of creatures, but I am really glad to know that long tailed bats are returning to the Wakapuaka catchment thanks to the great work Forest and Bird have been doing on restoring the coastal forest at Paremata Flats. (The bats fly over from their breeding area in Pelorus and roost in the tall trees.)
Long tailed bats are native to NZ, and recent research has identified they need deep, fresh water for drinking as they fly up a river system.
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