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RESEARCH:

National Beach and Coastal Safety Report

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Surf Lifesaving New Zealand

 

SUBJECT: Beaches & Rips
TYPE: Report
DATE: 2019


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.

 

COUNTRY

New Zealand

AUTHORS

N/A

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

N/A

RESPONDENTS

Northland

Auckland Data from 2018-19

National and regional overview New Zealand

Waikato

Bay of Plenty

Gisborne

Taranaki

Hawke's Bay

Manawatu-Wanganui

Wellington

Nelson

Tasman

Marlborough

West Coast

Canterbury

Otago

Southland

ACTIVITY

Swimming

Surfing

Boating

Watercraft

Fishing

Snorkelling

ENVIRONMENT

Ocean

Beaches

AGE

Children

Young adults

Adults

All ages

GENDER

Male

Female

ETHNICITY

Maori

Pacific Peoples

Other

 

 
 

 

 

 

We are leading the development of customised insights that help explain New Zealand’s drowning problem, and shape interventions for safe play across our waterways.
For information contact the Head of Data, Research and Insights on wsnz@watersafety.org.nz

 
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