Coastguard has more than 2,300 active volunteers who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please help Coastguard's heroes save lives at sea.
Go to coastguard.co.nz to donate now.
Watch out for yourself and others
Be aware of the dangers
Know your limits
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.
This May, Coastguard need your support more than ever to help Coastguard heroes continue saving lives at sea. 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 25 May : 49
Same time last year: 43