National Beach and Coastal Safety Report
UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Surf Lifesaving New Zealand
SUBJECT: Beaches & Rips
New Zealand has one of the highest fatal drowning rates in the OECD. The social cost to New Zealand of one water drowning fatality has been estimated at $4.729 million and this can be expected to be higher for children under 5 years-old who live longer (Water Safety New Zealand, 2019). In order to help understand the problem in more detail, Surf Lifesaving New Zealang (SLSNZ) has produced this report. It is designed to complement the National Drowning Report produced by Water Safety New Zealand and to contribute to the New Zealand Water Safety Sector Strategy. The report provides an analysis of fatal and non-fatal drownings and rescues where a fatal or non-fatal drowning has been averted.
JOURNAL / PUBLICATION
Auckland Data from 2018-19
National and regional overview New Zealand
Bay of Plenty