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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.
Civil Defence is conducting a test of its coastal Tsunami
warning sirens at 1pm next Tuesday (April 3). Communities living in beach areas will hear the alarms,
which are being tested to ensure they are operating correctly. These tests are undertaken periodically to make sure the
alarms are ready in case they are needed at any particular time.
There are three sirens in the Waimakariri District. These
are stationed at The Pines/Kairaki, Woodend and Waikuku beaches.
A daytime test, during working hours, is chosen in order to
minimise the inconvenience for the coastal communities.
The Waimakariri test is one of two that are taking place in
the next week: the Christchurch City Council’s Civil Defence team is also
testing its sirens, along the coastline from Brooklands to Taylors Mistake. The Christchurch testing will take place at 1pm on Sunday
(April 1), and the noise could be carried north on the breeze, so don’t be
concerned if you do hear way off wailing while the city tests are carried out.
(the wailing could always be the English cricket team of
course, taking more punishment at Hagley!)
While the sirens are a critical part of our District’s preparations
in the advent of a tsunami, which would most likely be triggered by an off-shore
earthquake, they are just one part.
Personal and family preparations are critical and Civil
Defence urges all residents of the Waimakariri to make their own evacuation
If you haven’t already done this, you can gain assistance with
your planning here.
In the meantime, if you hear
sirens on Tuesday and are worried at all, don’t hesitate to call our Customer Service Team on 0800 965 468 to speak with our civil defence officers.