Story Content

Media stories play a key role in educating New Zealanders about the importance of water safety. For how to source statistics, specific safety messages and comment visit this page.


Safety Tips and Guidelines

For safety messages relating to specific groups (including under five's, boating, beaches and rivers) click here.



Drowning statistics can be sourced through our Drownbase tool. For more detailed requests for statistics email your requests to


Comment and Other Support

For comment or other input from Water Safety New Zealand please contact:

Ben Christie

Senior Communications & Media Advisor

Phone 021 770 285