Body recovered believed to be that of Kent Espinosa, who was holidaying in Northland.
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Emergency services were alerted shortly after 7am. Keep Reading
The man went missing at WhangÄrei Falls yesterday afternoon. Keep Reading
The seven-year-old was enjoying a family day at the beach when tragedy struck. Keep Reading
'He watched his son go out to sea' - Grandfather's 'devastation' at 7-year-old's Raglan drowning - NZ Herald
Logan Recce Tuson was caught in a rip at Wainui Beach as his father watched on. Keep Reading
A man was limp and semi-alert when pulled from the water outside the surf club at Taylors Mistake. Keep Reading
Two incidents in the water yesterday have prompted a warning from the harbourmaster. Keep Reading
Tragedy has marred the new year in the Far North. Keep Reading
NZ Police are launching an initiative that will see greater focus on tikanga Māori when dealing with death at sea. Keep Reading
In 2018, 24 fewer people died from preventable drowning than year before. Keep Reading
One-year-old Grace Marie Griffin was found in water 50 metres from an Ashburton farm house. Keep Reading
Off-duty cop who saved three drowning youngsters at Lake Okareka: 'I'm not much of a hero' - NZ Herald
An off duty cop saved three little girls from drowning at a crowded Rotorua lake beach. Keep Reading
Police have confirmed that a body has been recovered north of Piha Beach on Monday evening. Keep Reading
Surfing is often seen as limited to those who are able to handle the ocean with ease, but now a Taranaki programme is tapping into the culture to teach self-confidence to people from all walks of life. Keep Reading
While the total is lower than the five-year average of eight per year, Water Safety NZ say even one is too many. Keep Reading
Whānau spending time away at their hau kāinga over summer are urged to take extra care when swimming the nearby remote beaches and rivers. Keep Reading
Struggling to stay afloat, surfer Craig Walters took his last breath and went under. Then someone grabbed him and helped him to shore. Keep Reading
Eighty-three people lost their lives due to drowning in 2018, a decrease from 2017 when there 99 fatalities in the water. One Northland water safety advocate... Keep Reading
Family rescued from capsized boat should've been wearing lifejackets - Water Safety NZ | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
The group, including children, were plucked from the water by volunteer firefighters just north of Hokianga. Keep Reading
Boating is a seasonal boost to the economy - but safety is the key message for the summer season. Keep Reading
Police praise quick-thinking action of bystanders who rescued man struggling in water at Hawke's Bay beach | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
A senior constable says if it hadn't have been for the four Keep Reading
Police say a Hawke's Bay man rescued after getting into trouble in the water while collecting mussels, had a lucky escape. Keep Reading
Man saved from drowning by fishermen and passer-by Keep Reading
Water Skills For Life was developed for children in Years 1 - 8 to learn water safety. Based on 27 core skills, it establishes broad fundamental competencies for life-long water safety.
Children are taught Water Skills for Life at school, either by their school teacher in the school pool or community or by a swim teacher at a community pool. Schools can decide how they teach their students Water Skills For Life.