We know about global warming, rising sea levels and our coastlines and retreating cliff faces are showing glimpses of it.
Those living on the beach are finding their lives under threat from high tides and storms and communities are facing the decision of their lives: do they stay or do they go?
Locals in Waitara, Taranaki are now living day-by-day waiting for the next storm.
Houses only meters from the sea, the distance is shrinking daily as they are living in houses which could be wrecked by one log.
With the situation only becoming worse, they are faced with a big decision.
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