By Dr Niki Bould
The Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust has been given a Dunedin City Council (DCC) grant to develop an action plan setting out how to begin to plan for climate change adaptation in Waitati.
We are in the process of connecting with members of our community through community groups, volunteer organisations and the A&P Show. We are collecting ideas from Waitati residents about your values and aspirations for the community and about any local issues that you see as important in long-term climate change planning.
At our stall at the A&P Show we had key literature and visual information from the DCC and the Otago Regional Council about future potential climate change impacts, we hope you saw it.
If you are a member of the Waitati community then we are keen to talk to YOU about your ideas for long-term planning for anticipated climate change impacts. If you are part of a community group and would like to engage in this conversation, or if you have any questions, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org