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This is how we're responding in Kaikōura.

District overview

While the 2016 earthquake caused such a big uplift of the coastline’s rocky platforms that sea level rise is not expected to be a problem for Kaikōura in the short term, climate change still brings other challenges to prepare for.

Climate change projections show the district will experience extreme weather events more frequently, and more hot days with fewer cold nights and frosts. There may be less rain, but heavier downpours. Autumn and winter will be milder, and summers will be drier and hotter.

Here are a few of the ways Kaikōura is responding to climate change.