Water Safety New Zealand is an incorporated society (with charitable status), based on a membership structure. Members cover a wide range of water activities and initiatives with water safety and the prevention of drowning, fundamental to their missions.
Safekids Aotearoa is the national child injury prevention service, and a service of Starship Children's Health. Safekids works to raise public awareness of child injury issues and provide evidence-based information to planners, decision makers and the injury prevention workforce to improve child safety.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is the national association representing 74 Surf Life Saving Clubs in New Zealand. SLSNZ is an essential rescue service as well as a charity.
For over 100 years, extraordinary New Zealanders have been volunteering their weekends to patrol New Zealand’s beaches. Around 18,270 people are currently members of SLSNZ.
This season around 4,000 volunteer lifeguards will spend over 200,000 hours keeping a watchful eye on over 80 beaches throughout the country, helping to make them a safer place for Kiwis and their families to enjoy their summer. During an average season, over 1,200 people are rescued from life-threatening situations.
Swimming NZ is the National Sports Organisation (NSO) for competitive pool and open water swimming in New Zealand. Swimming NZ also has an active role in the promotion of water safety, learn to swim, education and certification of swimming instructors and swim schools, aiming to ensure that all New Zealanders have the opportunity to learn basic aquatic skills, which will enable them to participate in a variety of aquatic activities safely.
Nga Kaihoe O Aotearoa (Waka Ama New Zealand) is the national governing body for Waka Ama in New Zealand, with over 80 clubs. Its mission is to lead the development, practice and promotion of the sport and culture of Waka Ama.