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Media Centre

A regularly updated list of Water Safety New Zealand media releases and reports. 

For all media enquiries, contact Senior Communications and Media Advisor, Ben Christie on 021 770 285.

 
 
 
 
 

Under-five drownings

In 2017, seven under-fives fatally drowned in New Zealand. A further 26 little people were hospitalised for at least 24 hours as a result of drowning related incidents. Of the seven preventable fatalities, five were in home pools. 

 

 
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