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Water Safety New Zealand is an incorporated society established in 1949. It has a membership structure with an elected board and recruited management team.

Members cover a wide range of water activities and initiatives that have water safety and drowning prevention fundamental to their missions.


        Aotearoa Women’s Surfing Association
Coastguard Boating Education
Coastguard New Zealand
Drowning Prevention Auckland (DPA)
Education Outdoors New Zealand
Girl Guiding New Zealand
Jet Boating New Zealand
Kiwi Association of Sea Kayakers (KASK)
         Maritime New Zealand
Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp Trust
NZ Jet Sports Boating Association (NZJSBA)
NZ Marine
NZ Outdoor Instructors' Association (NZOIA)
New Zealand Rivers Association for Professional Guides
NZ Recreational Fishing Council (NZRFC)
NZ Sport Fishing Council
         NZ Stand Up Paddling Inc
NZ Swim Coaches & Teachers
New Zealand Underwater Association
New Zealand Water Polo Association
Recreation Aotearoa
Royal Life Saving Society, New Zealand
Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club – Wellington Ocean Sports
Safekids Aotearoa
Scouts New Zealand 
Second Nature Charitable Trust trading as Vector Wero White Waterpark
Sir Peter Blake Marine Education & Recreation Centre (MERC)
Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ)
Surfing New Zealand
Swimming New Zealand
         Swimming Pool &Spa Association (SPASA)
Te Toki Voyaging Trust
New Zealand Trailer Yacht Association Inc.
Waka Ama NZ
Whitewater NZ
Windsurfing New Zealand
Yachting New Zealand
YMCA North



National Infrastructure Agencies and Programmes

A small group of agencies provide core infrastructure and programmes of the New Zealand water safety sector. 

Surf Life Saving New Zealand
Coastguard New Zealand and Coastguard Boating Education (CBE)
Swimming New Zealand
Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust 

The purpose of the National Infrastructure designation is to move the Water Safety New Zealand investment relationship with National Infrastructure Agencies to an investment approach, that allows greater certainty of planning and greater specificity of programme delivery, and a developmental approach that fosters agency capability and growth.


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