Disruption to daily life during construction [limited to port and any connection points to land]
Noise [unlikely to be an issue]Can building offshore wind farms damage wildlife, the seabed or foreshore? The coastal waters of NZ are home to some rare and endangered species, like the Maui Dolphin, and there are places of cultural significance that have special meaning in the story of Aotearoa. Once the turbines are constructed, it’s unlikely there will be ongoing impacts to wildlife, but during construction, developers need to take care to protect the ecosystem. This is one of the first steps in creating an offshore wind industry – ensuring it is done while safeguarding our people and places.
Restrictive use of water [careful with this. Likely limited impact]