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We now have an interactive drowning report in place of the static reports used in the past. Visit The Drowning Report to see interactive graphs and charts with findings and analysis. Previous reports can still be found below on this page. 

The Drowning Report

 

2017 New Zealand Drowning Prevention Report

 

2016 New Zealand Drowning Prevention Report

 

2015 New Zealand Drowning Prevention Report

 

2014 New Zealand Drowning Prevention Report

 

2013 New Zealand Drowning Prevention Report

 

2012 New Zealand Drowning Prevention Report

 

2011 New Zealand Drowning Prevention Report

 

Important Note

WSNZ gives no warranty as to the correctness of the information or the data provided as it is supplied to WSNZ by third parties under its control. While WSNZ is satisfied as to its accuracy for the purposes for which it is supplied to it, WSNZ shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the use of any data supplied. All reported statistics are provisional.

 
 

 

New Zealand has one of the highest fatal drowning rates in the OECD. In 2017 there were 92 preventable deaths, all entirely preventable. Each one leaves families and communities devastated.

Our drowning toll is something every New Zealander should see as a national disgrace and one we all have a responsibility to address.

 
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