Police say they're still contacting the woman's next of kin.
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New Zealand Recreation Sector – Preventable drowning toll down but rescue numbers continue to climb – LiveNews.co.nz
NZ drowning toll at second lowest in 20 years, but still concerning, Water Safety NZ says - NZ Herald
Of concern was the high number of over 65 drowning fatalities - 18 in 2018. Keep Reading
Despite New Zealand having one of the world's highest drowning rates, only about a quarter of our primary schools offer the recommended minimum... Keep Reading
The names of the two men who died after gathering seafood at Kakanui, Otago on Tuesday have been named by police. Keep Reading
The circumstances of death found Richard's drowning was accidental. Keep Reading
Nearly half of all drownings in New Zealand so far this year involve people who were "kai gathering". Eight people have now died while sourcing... Keep Reading
12 February 2019, Otago study proves value of teaching open water survival skills to children, News, University of Otago, New Zealand
Despite the majority of drownings occurring in open-water, basic aquatic skills are typically taught in swimming pools. Keep Reading
A man has died overnight after being found unresponsive in the water at Goat Island on Monday. Keep Reading
Mount Maunganui man who nearly drowned at Arataki beach remains in Tauranga Hospital. Keep Reading