Tsunami sirens could potentially save the lives of 51,000 Tauranga people in low-lying city areas.

Mar 31, 2012 Full story: Bay of Plenty Times

Tsunami sirens could potentially save the lives of 51,000 Tauranga people from year's end if there are no hold-ups with installing them in low-lying city areas.

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Pipi lover

Wellington, New Zealand

#1 Apr 1, 2012
Mr somers is quoted as saying in the article that dozens of small sirens will be installed instead of a small number of big air raid sirens, but he avoids the most important question, which is WHY?
Why waste precious ratepayers money on small speakers that only last a few years when we could have air raid sirens that have lasted for many decades all around the world, with no maintenance?
The cost difference sounds like it could be at least 500 percent.
The RMA can be ignored because it is emergency equipment that could save thousands of lives. Ask any good lawyer (I did).
I object to these people wasting money that isn't theirs to waste.
Lets hear a public test of all the sirens available so we can democratically decide which is best. Otherwise, in ten years time when we realise we have wasted all that money, it will be too late.
Delay this decision and do it properly.

Since: Feb 12

Hamilton, New Zealand

#2 Apr 1, 2012
Who cares, it's only Tauranga.

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