Te Reo Messages

Ten water safety messages to practice saying with whanau

1. Kia Maanu, Kia Ora

Stay Afloat, Stay Alive

2. Me ako koe ki te kauhoe

Learn to swim and survive

3. Tiakina nga tamariki ki te taha wai i nga wa katoa

Always supervise children near water – ALWAYS!

4. Manaakitia te mana o te wai

Respect the power of water

5. Kia mataara ki nga tinihanga o te rangi, o te hau, o nga tai ranei

Be alert for changes in the weather, the wind, and the tides

6. Whakamaua nga kakahu toiora ma runga waka

Always wear a lifejacket

7. Kaua rawa e hi ika, e kohi kaimoana ana mehemea ko koe anake

Never fish or gather shell fish alone

8. Kia tika ake nga taputapu wai

Always use appropriate water safety equipment

9. Kaua rawa e kaukau ina ko koe anake

Never go swimming alone

10. Whakarongo ki nga tohutohu a nga kaitiaki

Listen to the advice of lifeguards and locals