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Water’s Edge Reflection in support of Safer Boating Week

Monday, 19 October 2015, 12:12 pm | Watersafe Auckland

WaterSafe Auckland (WAI) is gathering as planned today in support of Safer Boating Week. The aim to have local community, safety and council staff collectively raising awareness about the need for a greater level of water safety in order to try and ... More >>

Zip up, clip up and get on board

Friday, 16 October 2015, 1:37 pm | Watersafe Auckland

If there’s one message from Maritime NZ’s ‘Prep, Check, Know’ that WaterSafe Auckland (WAI) wants boaties to take on board this is it: WEAR A LIFEJACKET! More >>

Zip up, clip in and get on board this weekend

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 1:35 pm | Watersafe Auckland

That’s the plea from WaterSafe Auckland (WAI) on the eve of Auckland Anniversary Weekend, with thousands of boaties expected to head out on to our beautiful waters. More >>

Lifejacket bylaw review stands alone

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 4:29 pm | Watersafe Auckland

Auckland Council’s Regulatory and Bylaws Committee agreed yesterday to separate the Lifejacket Bylaw consultation from that of the wider Navigation Safety Bylaw. More >>

Urgency called for on lifejacket bylaw review

Monday, 23 September 2013, 4:14 pm | Watersafe Auckland

An independent bylaw making the wearing of lifejackets on small boats compulsory could be one step closer tomorrow with a deputation to the Auckland Council Regulatory and Bylaws Committee. More >>

Lifejackets keep water safety education afloat

Wednesday, 4 July 2012, 4:10 pm | Watersafe Auckland

Knowing how and when to wear a lifejacket is critical in learning to be safer around water, and thanks to the generous donation of a large quantity of lifejackets to WaterSafe Auckland (WAI) more Aucklanders will get the opportunity to do just that. More >>

Working to Reduce Maori Childhood Drowning

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 3:14 pm | Watersafe Auckland

As the world recognises International Water Safety Day, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Puau Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa is revelling in the positive outcomes achieved since a portable pool was installed under the Pools2Schools KiwiSport initiative. More >>

Water safety plea for parents and caregivers

Thursday, 22 December 2011, 9:41 am | Watersafe Auckland

Be within sight and reach of young children, be aware of all potential water hazards, put appropriate safety precautions in place and be prepared. More >>

Mayor urges net-fishing safety awareness

Friday, 16 December 2011, 4:55 pm | Watersafe Auckland

WaterSafe Auckland (WAI) is leading a Pacific campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of net fishing, following the deaths of five Auckland Pacific men over Labour Weekend. More >>

Forum to address Auckland drownings

Wednesday, 9 November 2011, 4:38 pm | Watersafe Auckland

The recent spate of net-fishing drownings is top of the agenda for concerned Pacific representatives attending WaterSafe Auckland’s Aquatic Education and Drowning Prevention Forum on Friday [Nov 11] at the Marine Rescue Centre, to be opened by Auckland Central ... More >>

FREE Holiday Swim and Water Safety

Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 1:55 pm | Watersafe Auckland

Year 6-8 school children have the opportunity to strengthen their swimming skills and learn how to be safer in and around water with WaterSafe Auckland’s upcoming Break Away School Holiday Aquatic Programme at Mt Roskill’s Cameron Pool. “Swimming ... More >>

Mass beach rescue could have been avoided

Tuesday, 1 March 2011, 12:21 pm | Watersafe Auckland

A mass beach rescue of 11 school students at a Hawkes Bay beach last week serves as a harsh reminder of how an innocent school activity could so easily have resulted in tragedy. More >>

Supervision of children around water - a top priority

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 9:24 am | Watersafe Auckland

WaterSafe Auckland wants to remind parents and caregivers of the importance of adult supervision of children in and around water, following a spate of preschool drownings. More >>

Whanau Nui is back, with FREE water safety and swim

Wednesday, 22 December 2010, 12:34 pm | Watersafe Auckland

Drowning is still the third highest cause of unintentional death in New Zealand, and Counties Manukau families are urged to take advantage of Whanau Nui family water safety and confidence lessons making a welcome return in January. More >>

Water Safety Tips for Summer

Wednesday, 22 December 2010, 10:42 am | Watersafe Auckland

Swimming, fishing, picnics, camping - all typical Kiwi summer holiday activities which invariably involve water of some kind. As families prepare to enjoy the myriad of pools, beaches and waterways on offer, WaterSafe Auckland wants them to think ... More >>

FREE Holiday Swim and Water Safety for 11-13yr olds

Monday, 13 December 2010, 1:58 pm | Watersafe Auckland

In a country where drowning is the second highest cause of accidental death for children, there are still too many who have not had the opportunity to learn essential swimming and survival skills, and professional tuition still remains inaccessible ... More >>

Auckland’s Mayor to open aquatic education forum

Thursday, 25 November 2010, 10:50 am | Watersafe Auckland

How do we achieve a sustainable future for all aspects of aquatic education and drowning prevention for the Auckland region? What are the Ministry of Education’s aquatic education learning outcomes for students? How can we all safely enjoy our beaches ... More >>

Keep your children safe around water at home

Monday, 30 August 2010, 4:22 pm | Watersafe Auckland

Drowning is the second leading unintentional killer of children in New Zealand and for preschoolers it is the home environment that poses the greatest risk. More >>

Splash into water safety with FREE Whanau Swim

Tuesday, 29 June 2010, 2:31 pm | Watersafe Auckland

Have fun and learn some essential swimming and water safety skills at the same time with Whanau Swim, starting on July 12 at Lagoon Leisure and Fitness, Panmure. More >>

New guidelines for open water safety

Wednesday, 5 May 2010, 12:18 pm | Watersafe Auckland

AUCKLAND -- May 5, 2010 -- Drowning is a major cause of injury death for all ages. According to the World Health Organization's most recent World Report on Child Injury Prevention, approximately 28 percent of all unintentional injury deaths among children ... More >>





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