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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 >>

Water Safety NZ - Holiday period drowning toll at three

Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 11:33 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 22nd December 2017 to 6.00am 3rd January 2018) is three. More >>

Water Safety NZ invests $1.66m into water safety education

Monday, 13 November 2017, 4:57 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

As the lead agency in the water safety sector Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is tasked with delivering funding strategies to tackle our nations drowning problem. New Zealand is towards the upper end of drowning death rates in the OECD. In 2016 ... More >>

Risky Behaviour Around Water Slow to Change

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:36 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand’s (WSNZ) Public Attitude and Behaviour Survey for 2017 has revealed while safety messages are getting through risky behaviour is slow to change. More >>

Water Safety New Zealand applauds Kiwi volunteers

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:58 am | Water Safety New Zealand

As leader of a sector that relies predominantly on a volunteer base to save lives, Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) during National Volunteer Week is acknowledging the great contribution they make to our society. “By nature, Kiwis like to give of ... More >>

Time to address declining levels of aquatic education

Monday, 15 May 2017, 11:05 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is getting behind International Water Safety Day and its mission to raise awareness around water safety education. More >>

Drowning Prevention Investment Programme

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 1:24 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is looking to invest in partnerships that deliver drowning prevention interventions to help bring down New Zealand’s high drowning toll. More >>

Water Safety backs Metservice warnings for Easter weekend

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10:08 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is calling for all Kiwis to take extra caution this Easter in the wake of severe weather warnings across the country. More >>

Water Skills for Life initiative

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 2:40 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Our preventable fatal drowning toll is too high and too many New Zealanders continue to die in our waterways - 31 deaths since Dec 1st 2016. More >>

Growing pressure on water safety sector

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 11:05 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) says the deaths of four people in preventable drowning incidents over Waitangi weekend reflects the challenges faced by the water safety sector. More >>

Water Safety urges extreme caution around rising rivers

Friday, 20 January 2017, 3:45 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand is urging extreme caution around New Zealand rivers as torrential rain across the country causes a surge in river levels. More >>

Spike in River Deaths the Stand Out in 2016 Stats

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 10:48 am | Water Safety New Zealand

A dramatic rise in river drowning deaths and an increase in fatal incidents involving ‘other’ nationalities are features of the 2016 toll. More >>

Holiday period drowning toll stands at eight

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 11:34 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Figures from Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) indicate the preventable drowning* toll for the official holiday period (running from 4.00pm 23rd December to 6.00am 4th January 2017) is eight. More >>

Water Safety calls for all Kiwis to take responsibility

Friday, 23 December 2016, 11:10 am | Water Safety New Zealand

During what has traditionally been the highest period for preventable drownings, Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is calling for all Kiwis to be extra vigilant in, on and around the water over Christmas and New Year. More >>

WSNZ & ACC confront high risk group with the ‘Swim Reaper’

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:37 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ), in collaboration with ACC has today launched its summer awareness campaign aimed specifically at young Kiwi males in an attempt to bring down New Zealand’s high drowning toll. More >>

Water Safety New Zealand calls for compulsory lifejackets

Friday, 16 December 2016, 10:08 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is calling for the compulsory wearing of lifejackets on recreational water vessels under six metres. More >>

Holiday Drowning Toll up on Five Year Average

Tuesday, 5 January 2016, 10:40 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Ten people died by drowning in New Zealand waters this official Christmas holiday period (4pm Christmas Eve until 6am this morning) – the same as last year’s grim holiday toll and three more deaths than the five-year average of seven. More >>

Water Safety Leaders Hoping for Better than Average Holiday

Thursday, 24 December 2015, 2:48 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Seven people will lose their lives to drowning between 4pm today (Christmas Eve) and the end of the official Christmas holiday period (6am on 5 January) if the average drowning toll for the past five years is anything to go by. More >>

New Water Safety Campaign Urges Kiwis to Stop And Think

Friday, 18 December 2015, 10:33 am | Water Safety New Zealand

A new campaign, launched today, is calling on all New Zealanders to stop and think about water safety in a bid to reduce New Zealand’s high drowning toll – and the millions of dollars spent on preventable deaths by drowning. More >>

 

 

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