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Water Safety New Zealand’s Drowning Prevention Funding Rounds Open On 16 May 2022

Friday, 13 May 2022, 10:21 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Applications to this year’s Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) annual funding rounds open on Monday, 16 May 2022. WSNZ’s Chief Executive, Daniel Gerrard, said: “We are inviting applications to deliver water safety and drowning prevention interventions ... More >>

Seventy-four New Zealanders Drowned In 2021 - Despite Lockdowns

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 9:31 am | Water Safety New Zealand

The 2021 Drowning Report released by Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) today has the provisional preventable [1] drowning toll for last year at 74, the same as the previous year, despite much of the country being in lockdown. While the toll is 7.5 per cent ... More >>

Fourteen People Drown Over The Official Holiday Period – Up 180%

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 6:29 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Preliminary figures from Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) indicate that the preventable fatal drowning toll [1] for the official holiday period is 14, a 180 per cent increase on the five-year average. The five-year average preventable drowning death totals ... More >>

Think Water Safety This Summer And Prevent Drowning

Monday, 20 December 2021, 9:08 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is reminding Kiwis to stay safe this summer as they hit the beaches, lakes, and rivers this holiday season. WSNZ’s Chief Executive, Daniel Gerrard, says: “While we want everyone to enjoy the summer break, unfortunately, ... More >>

Know The Water Safety Code To Stay Safe In The Water This Summer

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 11:07 am | Water Safety New Zealand

November is Water Safety Awareness month and, with summer approaching, Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is cautioning New Zealanders that more fatalities occur in spring and summer than at any other time during the year [1] . Warmer weather will see more ... More >>

$2.0 Million Invested In Community Drowning Prevention Programmes

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 10:14 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ), the organisation leading the water safety sector in drowning prevention, has announced the recipients of its 2021/2022 annual contestable funding round, investing over $2.0 million in community drowning prevention programmes. ... More >>

Enjoy The Water This Labour Weekend But Do It Safely

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 10:02 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Labour weekend will see many New Zealanders heading to the beach to take advantage of the long weekend swimming, fishing or out on the boat. Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) wishes everyone an enjoyable Labour Weekend and reminds people to keep themselves ... More >>

Home swimming pools pose highest risk of drowning for kids

Monday, 20 September 2021, 9:00 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Research conducted by Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) and published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health today ( Quantifying fatal and non-fatal drowning in children under five in Aotearoa, New Zealand ) underlines the need for ... More >>

Kohānga Reo Under-fives Drowning Prevention Pilot Starts With Whanau And Tamariki

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 9:54 am | Water Safety New Zealand

A water safety initiative is being piloted to empower whanau to deliver lifesaving water safety skills to their young tamariki. SplashSave and Water Safety New Zealand are engaging with community groups to find influencers who will take on the role ... More >>

Kohānga Reo Under-fives Drowning Prevention Pilot Starts With Whanau And Tamariki

Monday, 9 August 2021, 9:58 am | Water Safety New Zealand

A water safety initiative is being piloted to empower whanau to deliver lifesaving water safety skills to their young tamariki. SplashSave and Water Safety New Zealand are engaging with community groups to find influencers who will take on the role ... More >>

The WSNZ 2021/2022 Funding Round Is Now Open

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 9:32 am | Water Safety New Zealand

  Water Safety New Zealand’s (WSNZ) annual funding round is now open to applications following the release of New Zealand Water Safety Sector Strategy 2025: Wai Ora Aotearoa. WSNZ is looking to invest in partnerships that deliver drowning ... More >>

Wai Ora Aotearoa 2025 – The Roadmap To Reduce Preventable Drownings

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 5:19 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Introducing Wai ora Aotearoa: Navigating to a safer future. New Zealand Water Safety Sector Strategy 2025 – the water safety sectors collective approach to ensure everyone connects to and enjoys the water safely. This is a significant event – As the lead ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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