Sunday Morning Beach Sirens – This Will Be a Test

Do not be alarmed if you live in our Beach communities and hear warning sirens wailing off in the distance on Sunday morning.

Residents of Kaiapoi and Pines Kairaki in particular may hear the sirens, which are part of a test Civil Defence authorities in the city are running at 11am on Sunday.

The sirens to be tested are located along the coast from Taylors Mistake to Brooklands, but it is possible the noise could drift north, potentially creating confusion in our beachside communities.

They will run for three minutes and are designed to be heard within a few blocks of the coast.

Siren tests are routine, with Waimakariri also running them twice a year to ensure all is in working order with the equipment if and when it is needed.