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Beach and Boating Education

Water Safety New Zealand supports providers of beach and boating education, primarily to school children including Surf Life Saving New Zealand's Beach Ed and Surf to Schools and Coastguard Boating Education's (CBE) Safe Boating programme. 

Aspects of the Water Skills for Life competencies, including recognising an emergency and hypothermia, knowing boating rules and regulations, making safe decisions, use of lifejackets, floating, propulsion, and getting in and out of the water in several ways, are an intrinsic part of these programmes.

Funded providers in 2017/18 also include the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council's Hiwi the Kiwi Goes Fishing and Te Ripo Tapui's Water Skills For Life training as part of Waka Ama courses.

Each provider has tailored its programmes by age and environments and applied water safety strategies to specific boating activities. 

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