Water Safety New Zealand’s 2016/17 Funding Programme is now open. Read More
The number of people who died in water over the recent holiday break has matched last year's grim toll of 10. Read More
WSNZ launches new campaign urging all New Zealanders to STOP and THINK before they GO near the water! Read More
Surf Lifeguards are calling on the public to help keep their signature red and yellow flags up this summer. 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
Duncan Garner has teamed up with Water Safety New Zealand to spread the safety message to boaties nationwide. Read More
Oscar Kightley has teamed up with us to inspire New Zealanders to learn how to enjoy the water safely. Read More
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.
2015 Total (provisional): 113
This year as at 23 May 2016: 42
Same time last year: 59