Is Kaiapoi/Woodend/Pegasus at risk?

The coastal townships of Woodend Beach, Waikuku Beach, The Pines Beach and Kairaki are already known to be potentially at risk and are included within the current tsunami evacuation zones.  A network of coastal warning sirens also cover these areas.

The new modelling shows that in the worst-case scenarios, parts of Kaiapoi may be at risk of flooding.

The current modelling does not include areas north of Kaiapoi such as Pegasus and Woodend.

We won’t have a full picture of the risks to our coastal areas or how our tsunami evacuation zones may need to change until the multi-scenario modelling for Pegasus Bay is completed.