There are so many places to find information these days, this is just a small selection. The links are grouped into subject types and listed in the order of the topics that our members have told us they spend the most of their time on. Let us know if you find really useful sites and we’ll add them in.


Climate Change

  • The International Blue Carbon Initiative is a coordinated, global program focused on mitigating climate change through the conservation and restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems.

Coastal hazards and climate change


Funding for projects (also try your local Council)

Global Issues

Historically rare ecosystems (coastal) and significant dune systems

Identification of coastal creatures


Wild things Issue 116 on Shore Birds and other coastal features. A great little booklet with lots of fun games.


Native plant identification and use

Native fauna

NZ coastal policy statement 2010, guidance and review

Pest control - best practice and monitoring



The NZ Coastal Society is a Technical Interest Group of Engineering New Zealand. Their members are mostly professional engineers. They have some interesting resourses on their website:


  • The newly updated (2018) Environment Guide contains practical information to assist individuals, community groups and businesses to more effectively participate in environmental management processes.

Weather and Tsunami information

Weed identification and control