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Tsunami evacuation zone maps

It's really important for everyone in Kāpiti to know if they live, work or play in a tsunami evacuation zone.

Tsunami evacuation zone maps have three zones: red, orange and yellow. If there's a long or strong earthquake nearby, your zones should evacuate immediately without waiting for official warnings.

But knowing your zone is important for tsunami where there is time for official warnings - it's possible that for regional and distant source tsunami some zones won't be evacuated.

RED ZONE

The red zone in Kāpiti is the beach and sand dunes. This is the highest risk area and the first place people should evacuate from in any sort of tsunami warning.

ORANGE ZONE

The orange zone is the dune area alongside the beach and nearby residential streets. It is likely to be evacuated during official warnings and evacuations.

YELLOW ZONE

The yellow zone runs a further 200 to 300 metres inland from the beach and includes low lying areas close to rivers. This area will be impacted by the current worst case scenario. This zone highest risk is from a local source tsunami generated by a long or strong earthquake.

Kāpiti tsunami evacuation zones

An overview of tsunami evacuation zones on the Kāpiti Coast

Specific zone maps

The following maps contain specific details for a specific zone or area:

Tsunami evacuation zones - Ōtaki

Tsunami evacuation zones - Te Horo to Peka Peka

Tsunami evacuation zones - Waikanae

Tsunami evacuation zones - Paraparaumu to Raumati

Tsunami evacuation zones - Raumati to Raumati South

Tsunami evacuation zones - Paekākāriki

Tsunami evacuation zone population 2016

Remember, if there is a long or strong earthquake, evacuate all zones immediately. Do not wait for official warnings, as a tsunami might be only minutes away.

If there are official warnings over the radio or other channels, pay attention to what colour zones are being evacuated. For more information about different types of tsunami, and how to get tsunami ready, head to our general tsunami pages.

Tsunami assembly areas

Tsunami assembly areas are large open spaces where people can gather outside of the tsunami evacuation zones. However, it's important to note that there won't be welfare facilities available.

Ōtaki:

Ōtaki Domain

Haruatai Park

Te Horo:

 

Te Horo Community Hall, School Road

Waikanae:

Waikanae Park

Paraparaumu:

 

Mazengarb Reserve

Southward's, Otaihanga Road

Paraparaumu Domain

Kāpiti Primary School, Rimu Road

Raumati South:

Raumati South Primary School, 54A Matai Road

Paekākāriki:

Paekākāriki Primary School, Wellington Road

In an emergency dial 111 for:

  • police
  • fire - including Rural Fire
  • ambulance

Ring this number if lives or property are at risk

Council emergency contact details:

04 296 4700 or 0800 486 486

Other emergency contact details: