Aiming for Zero


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.

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



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Drowning Toll

2015 Total (provisional): 113

This year as at 05 December 2016: 91
Same time last year: 99