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$2million invested in drowning prevention but demand on rise

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:39 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand is investing $2million in water safety interventions in its 2019/20 Funding Round. More >>

Older New Zealanders drown in growing numbers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:55 am | Water Safety New Zealand

The official 2018 calendar year drowning toll is down significantly on 2017 but the number of preventable fatalities involving people over the age of 45 is on the rise and Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) says it’s a growing trend. More >>

Think water safety this long weekend

Friday, 31 May 2019, 9:28 am | Water Safety New Zealand

With heavy rain forecast for many areas of the country in the lead up to the long weekend Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is calling for people to take extra care around rivers and waterways. More >>

Over 45’s underestimate drowning risk

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 10:04 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Ahead of the long weekend Water Safety New Zealand is warning New Zealanders aged over 45 that they have a distorted perception of the risk they face from drowning. More >>

Preventable drowning toll down but rescue numbers climb

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 10:15 am | Water Safety New Zealand

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 ... More >>

The great outdoors and safety go hand in hand

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 8:48 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

The great outdoors and safety go hand in hand Get Outdoors Week (15-22nd February 2019) The inaugural Get Outdoors Week (GO Week) led by the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is about encouraging families to get out ... More >>

Holiday period drowning toll stands at four

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 9:49 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Figures from Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) indicate the preventable fatal drowning toll for the official holiday period (running from 4.00pm 24th December 2018 to 6.00am 3rd January 2019) is four. More >>

The Swim Reaper returns ahead of the holiday drowning period

Friday, 21 December 2018, 10:00 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is urging holiday makers to take water safety seriously this holiday season and for young men to be on the look out for the Swim Reaper. More >>

Auckland boaties heading into a perfect storm

Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:54 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Soaring numbers of inexperienced boaties are heading out to sea in Auckland concerning water safety advocates. More >>

$2.2m invested in drowning prevention

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 10:04 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) will continue to focus its investment in drowning prevention on Water Skills for Life and it has also launched a new research fund to find new insights into this country’s drowning problem. More >>

Drop in levels of essential water safety skills

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 10:10 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand has serious concerns about a lag in vital water safety skills in New Zealand primary school children. More >>

Vital water safety skills lagging in primary school children

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 6:12 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand, Swimming New Zealand and The Warehouse are working to address a lag in vital water safety skills in New Zealand primary school children. More >>

Kiwis continue to underestimate water risks

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 10:08 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Research by Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) has revealed over a third of kiwis have experienced a serious situation in the water, and continue to underestimate the danger posed by our waterways. More >>

Research shows Swim Reaper cutting through

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 10:39 am | Water Safety New Zealand

New research by Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) shows the Swim Reaper water safety campaign appears to be changing attitudes and behaviour. More >>

A new approach to reduce drownings in Bay of Plenty

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 2:46 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

A group of local community leaders brought together by Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) will meet tomorrow for the first time to set the vision for a new water safety strategy for the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Safety agencies urge day trippers to be prepared

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 4:57 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

The preventable drowning of an international student at Tauranga's Omanawa Falls has highlighted how New Zealand’s natural beauty can mask the danger that exists in our great outdoors. More >>

WSNZ annual funding round opens

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:48 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is looking to broaden the reach of Water Skills for Life and fund research to fill knowledge gaps on New Zealand’s drowning problem. More >>

Hoping for a drowning free Easter weekend

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:43 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is calling on Kiwis to think about water safety this Easter. More >>

Rise in preventable drownings and water safety sector

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 9:32 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Provisional figures from Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) for 2017 show a 13% increase in preventable drownings on the previous year. There were 88 preventable drownings in 2017 versus 78 in 2016. More >>

Partnership to improve water safety skills of Maori youth

Sunday, 21 January 2018, 2:58 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

100 Maori youth will paddle down the Mohaka river on Wednesday as part of a programme to improve water safety and create the next generation of leaders. More >>

 

 

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