For residents and members along the Pacific coast, Civil Defence will be testing the tsunami warning sirens this Sunday (2nd of April) at 11am. The sirens are located along the coast from Taylors Mistake to Brooklands. The sirens will sound for approximately three minutes, and are designed to be heard within a few blocks of the coast.
The sirens are tested twice a year to coincide with the start and finish of daylight savings. Further information on the tsunami evacuation zone, the tsunami sirens and preparedness information can be found here.