This is New Zealand’s annual national week celebrating the sea. From activities and presentations within schools, marine ecosystem field trips and engagements with citizen science - to community beach cleans, kayaking and snorkelling – the hope is to inspire and enable Kiwis to take time to connect with the sea.
Water Safety Community
Read about what water safety advocates and practitioners are doing around Aotearoa and internationally.
Staff at the Dudley Park Swimming Pool have made it their mission to provide every primary school aged child in the North Canterbury region with the opportunity to participate in swimming and water safety lessons with qualified instructors, who are passionate about what they are teaching. The staff were tasked with making a difference to the... Keep Reading
Sport Northland have been a stand out in terms of the delivery of Water Skills for Life (WSFL) into the region and a great example for the rest of the country in terms of reach and coverage. The Northland WaterSafe Programme provides Water Skills for Life education to Northland schools with year 1 to 8 students, free, along with support... Keep Reading
Mana Moana Tiaki Dive Programme This program focuses on traditional tikanga related to kai gathering for marae events to participants in the Ngati Wai rohe in Northland. Participants receive basic water safety knowledge while enriching their Matauranga Maori through interactions with the moana. Since the start of October 2019 66 people have... Keep Reading
A child’s ability to stay afloat and safe in the water is something every parent wants. ACC is working with Water Safety New Zealand to ensure children get the opportunity to learn vital water safety skills while they’re at primary school. Water Skills for Life gives children the skills and knowledge they need to assess risk and make wise... Keep Reading
Waka Ama is more than a sport. It’s a way of life for thousands and the Waka Ama community is to many an extended family. The aroha is palpable when you attend a Waka Ama national event. Yes, the competition is fierce but the whānau spirit is stronger. And in 2019, Waka Ama celebrated 30 years of nationals. Congratulations. Keep Reading