Be waterwise this summer folks

New Zealanders love the water - whether playing or surfing in it, boating or sailing on it, or simply enjoying our stunning coastline, beaches, lakes and rivers. But sadly, every year, a large number of Kiwis lose their lives to drowning or are injured as a result of drowning incidents.

Our aim is to achieve the goal of zero drownings - but to do so, we need your help.

Make water safety a priority for you and your family.

Learn to swim, wear and use the right safety equipment, learn water survival skills and most importantly keep your loved ones, especially young children, close. Look out for your mates when they're mucking about in water and do them a favour, speak up if you think they're putting their's or other's lives in danger. 

Let's enjoy this amazing country and its waterways together, safely.


Drowning Reports

2016 preventable drowning toll stands at 81 with 85 percent of all drownings being male. Read the interim report here

2016 / 17 Summer drowning Report



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Drowning Toll

2016 Preventable Total (provisional): 81

This year as at 13 January 2017: 4
Same time last year: 5