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.
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Sport and Recreation Minister, the Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman has launched the Water Safety Sector Strategy 2020. Read More
New Zealand swimming star Lauren Boyle is lending her support to help keep New Zealand’s school pools open. Read More
Over 3,000 people were welcomed aboard the ferry at an Open Day that raised $5,000 for Sealord Swim for Life. Read More
Preliminary drowning figures show 61 people have drowned in New Zealand waters so far this year. Read More
Water Safety New Zealand is on a mission to help New Zealand’s schools keep their swimming pools open. 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.
Lets enjoy this amazing country and its waterways together, safely.
2014 Total: 90
This year as at 05 October 2015: 70
Same time last year: 64