Civil Defence Status

There are no current Civil Defence emergencies in Kaikōura.  

Getting information in an emergency:

Local Radio Frequencies are:

  • Brian FM - 100.3
  • More FM 89.9
  • National AM 567
  • National FM 101.7
  • Radio Live - 89.1


The siren that sounds is NOT a tsunami warning - there are no tsunami sirens in Kaikōura.

In the event of a long or strong earthquake, the quake itself may be the only warning of a tsunami. Do not wait for further instructions, notifications or advice, evacuate immediately after the shaking has stopped.

Useful links:

12 December 2018