We were alerted on Wednesday by Community Board members that an RNZ reporter was also onto the story — maybe one or more recipients of the Holborow letter sent it to them — and you can read their version here.

Their article doesn’t mention the controversy over Bolger & Co’s acceptance of the implausible, obsolete predictions in the council-commissioned Jacobs report (see this post from last year) which was the main impetus for CAP statements about how much of the coast is at risk, although the article does say, “affected residents said the science relied on estimates of sea level rise and coastal erosion that were far too extreme.”

But it’s not surprising RNZ would avoid that aspect: their reporters are probably under orders not to say anything that is contrary to the Party Line as we saw with the reports on the Ukraine war, which the RNZ boss changed to make them pro-NATO.