An arm's reach puts you in the best position to save your child.
When there's water around NEVER turn your back on your child.
Wear your lifejacket.
Take two waterproof ways to call for help.
Check the marine weather forecast.
Be a responsible skipper.
Always swim between the flags.
Watch out for yourself and others.
Be aware of the dangers.
Know your limits.
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Ninety people – mostly men and including eight pre-school children - drowned in New Zealand in 2014. Read More
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As New Zealanders, we love the water - whether playing or surfing in it, boating or sailing on it, or simply enjoying our stunning coastline, beaches, lakes and rivers.
Sadly, every year, a large number of Kiwis lose their lives to drowning.
At Water Safety New Zealand, we believe we can achieve the goal of zero drowning - 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 survival skills and most importantly keep your loved ones, especially young children, close.
Lets enjoy this amazing country and its waterways together, safely.
2014 Total: 90
This year as at 30 January: 19
Same time last year: 10