Napier City Council says it will actively pursue the idea of building tower-like structures for people to climb to avoid an incoming tsunami, once guidelines are released by the Government.

Napier, a coastal city near to NZ's most dangerous offshore fault, the Hikurangi, has several communities that would struggle to reach high ground in a worst-case scenario earthquake.

The majority of the city is in a tsunami evacuation zone.

East Coast LAB's latest modelling has sparked a conversation about how low-lying communities in Napier would be affected by a tsunami from a Hikurangi subduction zone earthquake.


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