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Enjoy The Water But Think Safety!

Friday, 5 February 2021, 9:55 am | Water Safety New Zealand

With the weather looking good Water Safety New Zealand wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Waitangi weekend, and reminds everyone to remember the water safety code: • Be prepared • Watch out for yourself and others • Be aware of the dangers ... More >>

Lockdown Barely Dents Drowning Stats In 2020

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 12:57 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Despite being in lockdown for part of 2020 New Zealand’s provisional drowning toll is only just below the five year average. The provisonal preventable* drowning toll for 2020 is 74 (the five year average 2015 -2019 is 81). Drowning is the leading More >>

Holiday Drowning Toll Stands At Three

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 11:34 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Preliminary figures from Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) indicate the preventable fatal drowning toll for the official holiday period is three. The summer holiday period ran from 4.00pm Thursday 24th December 2020 through to 6.00am Tuesday 5th ... More >>

Safety Concerns As Kiwis Expected To Flock To Waterways In Numbers

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 10:41 am | Water Safety New Zealand

After a difficult year New Zealanders will be keen to hit the beaches, lakes and rivers this holiday season and the predicted numbers have water safety advocates on edge. “While we want everyone to enjoy the summer break we need everyone to ... More >>

New Strategy To Get More Kids Learning Water Skills For Life

Monday, 28 September 2020, 11:26 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) has undertaken a strategic refresh to get greater cut through with its Water Skills for Life aquatic education programme for children aged five to 13. Water Skills for Life is delivered to children in New Zealand primary ... More >>

New Online Course Aims To Prevent International Student Drownings

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 11:02 am | Water Safety New Zealand

  Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) has partnered with EdTech company, AgentBee, to increase international student awareness of water safety and prevent drownings. “Sadly, the data shows that international students in New Zealand are at particular ... More >>

Water Safety Warning Ahead Of Level 2

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 11:05 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand is urging boaties, recreational fishers and divers to follow safety guidelines as lockdown restrictions ease. “Boaties have been looking forward to the opportunity to get back out on the water. We just need everyone to take the ... More >>

Water Safety Warning Ahead Of Level 2

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 11:00 am | Water Safety New Zealand

  Water Safety New Zealand is urging boaties, recreational fishers and divers to follow safety guidelines as lockdown restrictions ease. “Boaties have been looking forward to the opportunity to get back out on the water. We just need ... More >>

Know Your Limits In Level 3

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 11:32 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Ahead of the first weekend at Level 3 with some restrictions around aquatic recreation lifted Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is urging people to use restraint. “New Zealanders generally did a great job during Level 4 of adhering to the lockdown protocols,” ... More >>

Water Safety Over Easter

Friday, 10 April 2020, 3:21 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand is disappointed to hear some Kiwis are trying to head out on or into the sea or to holiday homes over the Easter break. “ Easter is traditionally a time when kiwis get out on the water or into the outdoors so this message is as ... More >>

New Zealanders Urged To Stay Out Of The Water During Lockdown Period

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 10:06 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is urging all New Zealanders to recreate responsibly during the lockdown period and stay out of the water. While it might seem tempting to head out to sea, the rivers, lakes or head for the hills for some remote recreation, ... More >>

‘Respect the water’ this Auckland Anniversary weekend

Friday, 24 January 2020, 11:43 am | Water Safety New Zealand

With hot weather forecast for the long weekend and with people expected to head to the beaches, rivers and lakes in large numbers Water Safety New Zealand is urging everyone to ‘Respect the water’. More >>

Holiday drowning toll stands at six

Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 10:39 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Preliminary figures from Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) indicate the preventable fatal drowning toll for the official holiday period is six. More >>

Kiwis urged to “respect the water” over holidays

Monday, 23 December 2019, 11:19 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand is hoping for zero drowning fatalities over the Christmas and New Year holiday and calling for all Kiwis to respect the water. More >>

Water Safety agencies tackle drownings at Hunua Falls

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:04 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand, Auckland Council, Drowning Prevention Auckland and a number of Auckland water safety partners are working together this summer to prevent further drownings at popular summer spot, Hunua Falls. More >>

TOG BOX - Let’s get togs to those who need them!

Friday, 13 December 2019, 10:15 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Tog Box is an initiative from Water Safety New Zealand and Swimming Wellington to supply togs to those who need them. Not owning a pair of togs can be a barrier to gaining an aquatic education for many Kiwis. More >>

Summit looks to the future for the water safety sector

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 10:16 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water safety organisations from around the country gathered in Auckland last week to address the need to innovate and adapt in a changing world in order to address New Zealand’s drowning problem. More >>

New funding from ACC for Māori water safety celebrated

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 4:37 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

A new partnership between Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) and ACC investing $1m over the next two years into kaupapa Māori water safety is being celebrated at a hui in Auckland. More >>

$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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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