Marae at risk of being ‘totally consumed by rising sea’

Many marae around Te Waipounamu (South Island) are under direct threat due to the effects of climate change, a Ngāi Tahu leader says. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu kaiwhakahaere (director) Lisa Tumahai made the comments at the inaugural Ngāi Tahu Climate Change Symposium on Sunday… The symposium was chaired by Mrs Tumahai and Kera Sherwood-O’Regan, and featured presentations and a panel discussion by New Zealand Climate Change ambassador Kay Harrison, chair of the Iwi Leaders Group for Climate Change Mike Smith, NIWA environmental scientist Dr Darren Ngaru King, and Te Arawa Lakes Trust environmental manager Nicki Douglas.

– Full story on RNZ here.