On 22 September 2015 Sport and Recreation Minister Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman launched the Water Safety Sector Strategy 2020.
The strategy has been developed collectively by Water Safety New Zealand, ACC, Coastguard Boating Education, Coastguard New Zealand, Maritime New Zealand, New Zealand Recreation Association, Surf Life Saving New Zealand, Swimming New Zealand and WaterSafe Auckland.
The Strategy aims to halve preventable male drownings and bring the number of preschoolers drowning down to zero in the next five years. The new strategy will see the entire sector work collaboratively to have a greater impact on the drowning toll.
Water Safety Sector Strategy Targets by 2020
To download the Water Safety Sector Strategy 2020 click here.