The combination of water safety and swimming skills is Water Skills For Life. An initiative being introduced into schools to improve our young people's ability to be safe in, on and around waterRead More
Millions of Kiwis enjoy a vast range of aquatic activities that New Zealand offers, whether at home, the beach, in the pool or river.Read More
The Waiau community and school pool was destroyed in the 14 November earthquake. Temporary pool now installed Read More
Water safety and swimming skills result in a reduction in young children drowning. Read More
You don't want to meet The Swim Reaper. Read More
Inspiring us all to learn how to enjoy the water safely. From non swimmer to advocate Read More
Duncan Garner has teamed up with Water Safety New Zealand to spread the safety message to boaties nationwide. Read More
Lauren Boyle has teamed up with Water Safety New Zealand to help keep New Zealand school pools open. Read More
Stacey has teamed up with us to help spread the message about keeping pre-schoolers safe around the water. Read More
We are an island nation with some of the most magnificent waterways in the world. Our oceans, coasts, beaches, lakes and rivers help define us and reflect the people we have become. Water is life and in New Zealand, it’s our way of life, but it also takes life.
Our vision is all Kiwis, new New Zealanders and visitors having a safe experience in, on or around the waterways of Aotearoa, New Zealand. With a respect for the water and an awareness of the potential dangers to themselves and others, knowing how to prevent injury, preserve life and enjoy their water experiences.
We're working with water safety sector organisations, individuals and the public to help deliver programmes, services and initiatives to make positive social change in New Zealand. Water Safety New Zealand's role is to provide leadership, advocacy, policy development and funding to the sector to create a thriving society for individuals, families and communities.
2016 Preventable Total (provisional): 81
This year as at 24 February 2017: 20
Same time last year: 20