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New Zealand’s 2018 preventable drowning toll might be the second lowest in 20 years but Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) says there is no room for complacency. The provisional toll is down from 92 in 2017 to 68 in 2018. This is the second lowest total on record after 2010 with 64. WSNZ CEO Jonty Mills says while the number is encouraging... Keep Reading
Here's 8 ways to keep babies and toddlers safe around water. Introducing children to water in ‘fun’ ways, in the familiar surroundings of their own home can help children learn to enjoy water safely throughout their lives. Start this from birth. Keep Reading
A renewed partnership between Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) and Māori is being celebrated at a special event on the Whanganui River. WSNZ CEO Jonty Mills will join Māori water safety advocate and educator Rob Hewitt and Te Taitimu Trust founder Zack Makoare for a powhiri and water safety workshop. 130 Māori youth will also be given the... Keep Reading
A monthly update and archive of news relating to Water Safety New Zealand and issues involving water safety, better water skills and drowning prevention. ... Keep Reading
An archive of news, from around New Zealand and the world, relating to the Water Safety New Zealand Swim Reaper campaign and issues involving water safety, better water skills and drowning prevention. Keep Reading
Wishing for a Drowning Free Christmas Period As Kiwis head out in droves to enjoy New Zealand's beaches, rivers, lakes, swimming pools and other water spots this Christmas Surf Life Saving New Zealand, Coastguard and Water Safety New Zealand are urging people to think about water safety for themselves, friends and family. Water Safety New Ze... Keep Reading
We’re thrilled with the coverage provided by Stuff, this summer, in raising awareness around huge water safety issues. But it’s with mixed emotions. While it’s great to get the media exposure, there’s so much more that can be done to raise awareness, particularly in addressing the relationships many New Zealanders have with water.... Keep Reading
A seasonal update and archive of news relating to Water Skills For Life programmes and drowning prevention issues for primary school children, year 1 to year 8. Keep Reading