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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
Waimakariri now has three tsunami evacuation zones: red, orange and yellow. There is no one tsunami that would flood the entire orange or yellow zones – rather it is an envelope around many possible 'worst case' tsunami scenarios.
This is an area that is most likely to be affected by a tsunami. It includes estuaries, rivers, beaches and harbours. A tsunami of any size could cause strong currents and surges in the water. You can expect to evacuate the red zone several times in your lifetime.
You should leave this zone immediately, if:
Orange evacuation zone
This area is less likely to be affected by a tsunami than the red zone. It includes areas on land that could be flooded in a large tsunami. You can expect to evacuate the orange zone a few times in your lifetime.
Yellow evacuation zone
This is an area that is much less likely to be affected than the red or orange zones, but could be flooded or isolated in a very large tsunami. It is possible this zone will be evacuated sometime in your lifetime, however it is unlikely.
You do not need to leave this zone if you feel a long or strong earthquake.
Note: In most other parts of New Zealand, yellow zones need to be evacuated in a long or strong earthquake. You should check local tsunami evacuation zones when spending time on the coast.
This area is outside the tsunami evacuation zones. We do not expect to ever evacuate this area due to the risk of a tsunami.
If you’re in this area:
View a map of Waimakariri’s Tsunami Evacuation Zones