URGENT UPDATE: Residents in the area from the Sign of the Takehe to Victoria Park should evacuate their homes immediately.
No issues with drinking water in CHCH or Banks Peninsula, no need to boil water. All city's pump stations remained… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
We are expecting wave heights of between three and five metres from Blenheim to Banks Peninsula. Waves may arrive over the next few hours
We are also evacuating the south side of Cashmere Road to Kennedy's Bush Road, and to Hoon Hay Valley Road.
Precautionary evacuation for those 1km within Christchurch coastline. Advised to move to higher land or inland