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
Applications open to organisations seeking funding which will address New Zealand's dreadful drowning rateRead More
Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is calling for the compulsory wearing of lifejackets on recreational water vessels under six metres while they are underway.Read More
1,500 children in Porirua are being taught Water Skills for Life by Dash Swim School this year. Read More
Water Skills For Life is becoming the national aquatic education standard in New Zealand Read More
The Waiau community and school pool was destroyed in the 14 November earthquake. Temporary pool now installed Read More
You don't want to meet The Swim Reaper. Read More
Lauren is supporting us in keeping school pools open and promoting Water Skills For Life 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
Stacey has teamed up with us to help spread the message about keeping pre-schoolers safe around the water. Read More
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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): 80
This year as at 26 April 2017: 26
Same time last year: 35