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Written by Media Release, Whangarei District Council   
Thursday, 17 March 2011

The siren is one of a network of 70 being installed along the shores of the Whangarei District to warn coastal communities of likely tsunami.

It will complement a similar network of about 40 sirens to be established in the future by Far North District Council.

Whangarei District’s most northerly siren will be installed at Bland Bay, its furthest south siren will be installed at Langs Beach, and four to six will extend along the Kaipara District’s east coast to Mangawhai Heads.

While images of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami are fresh in the minds of many, work on Whangarei’s siren network has been progressing for some time.

The idea had its genesis several years ago through the Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group, whose members include the region’s three district councils, the Northland Regional Council, emergency services and lifeline utilities.

The sirens are a strong signal to people that there is a warning, that they need to turn on their radios, televisions, computers or any other information sources they have...

Work on the Whangarei network began in earnest several months ago, during which funding was agreed, the type of siren was selected, the system for installing, powering and activating it was designed, the equipment ordered and contracts between several organisations were completed.

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