The maritime VHF channels changed on 1 October 2016. Click here for more information.Read More
Check out the Safer Boating Week activities occurring around the country October 14-21.
Remember, before you go out on the water: Prep your boat. Check your gear. Know the rules.
Despite a decrease in overall drowning deaths, almost 4 out of 5 deaths are considered preventable. Read More
WSNZ 's campaign urging all New Zealanders to STOP and THINK before they GO near the water! 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 21 October 2016: 61
Same time last year: 86