Concern for eroding coastlines
Storms and swells lashing the country overnight are not only knocking over trees, they're knocking back our coastline.
Some areas may be beyond repair.
Experts say we've got 10 to 15 years to tackle coastal erosion or else.
The School of Environment at Auckland University's Professor Paul Kench told Paul Henry "we actively need to address the cancer that's chewing away at our shoreline in the next decade".