People are urged not to panic on Sunday morning at 10am when they hear wailing sounds of sirens.

The Whakatane and Opotiki district councils are jointly managing a test for a tsunami emergency, but people should remain calm while the sirens are blaring for for a short period.

The siren trial will test the environment and people response while the sirens are sounding. East Bay Manager Operations Jim Tetlow the fixed sirens are in Matata, Whakatane, Ohope, Opotiki and Waihau Bay.

The trial is about a tsunami emergency where the sirens will sound continuous for 10minutes to alert people to listen for information about a potential threat, but do not evacuate.

Kia takatu te tangata a tenei Ratapu te tuawhitu o Paenga-whawha e tangi wawau ana nga putatara i te tekau haora i te ata. He tauira hei tetahi ngaru nui mena ka taitapuni anamata, engari kaua te tangata e manawapa a tera wa e tangi ana nga putatara mo hia nei te roa. Kei te whakamatautau i nga putatara kia kite ai he aha tona ahua ki te taio, a ka pehea te tangata ki te rongo i nga tangitangi e arorangi ana. Hei nga korero a Jim Tetlow Kaitakawaenga Mataara o Mataatua Waka rohe kei te tu pourewa nga putatara i nga o wahi takutai o Matata, Whakatane, Ohope, Opotiki me Waihau. E ai ki nga tohutohu mena ka raru tatau i tetahi ngaru nui ka tangitangi tioro nga putatara mo nga meneti tekau kia tohua te hapori kia huri taringa  hei he mohiotanga mo tetahi whakatumatuma, kaua e oma atu ki nga paemaunga.