Workstream 3 - Relationships with Māori
This workstream focuses on helping WSNZ develop its internal capability for engaging with Māori including its ability to communicate with, and/or effect behaviour change amongst, Māori. Work will also be done on identifying options for Māori water safety workforce development, including at WSNZ and other leading sector organisations. The objective being to identify potential pathways for Māori seeking careers in the water safety sector.
WSNZ is also aware that some iwi are proactively operating in the drowning prevention space (eg funding swimming lessons and dive certificates) and this workstream will also look at identifying options for increasing iwi/Māori investment and involvement with drowning prevention.