Water Safety New Zealand is calling for all Kiwis to stay water safe over Christmas and New Year during what is traditionally the highest period for preventable drowning fatalities.Currently the toll for 2017 is 13 ahead of 2016 and the early start to summer means ... Keep Reading
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Another study has revealed dropping levels of aquatic education in New Zealand schools, heightening concern from Water Safety agencies. A new study by Associate Professor Chris Button of Otago University shows New Zealand children lack the basic knowledge to save themselves in the water. The study of 48 primary school aged children (6-11 years)... Keep Reading
Kids, don't do this at home! Reaching over the side of your boat for your camera or anything for that matter, especially while the boat's in gear and you're all alone, is a really stupid thing to do. Chances of survival if you fall into the drink are next to none. But there's one lucky Kiwi who definitely had the Olympian God of the Oceans... Keep Reading
Water Safety New Zealand's safety messages remain the same this summer; be prepared, watch out for yourself and others, be aware of the dangers and know your limits. The Swim Reaper stands as a timely reminder to everyone that, while it’s great to enjoy our beautiful swimming spots, making bad choices around water can have deadly consequences. Keep Reading
Don't jump on your mate. That is so not cool. But you know what is cool. That you've actually got a mate. So give it some time between jumpers. Seriously. You've got a mate, try to keep him! And good on you for hanging out together. Swimming alone is NOT OK. I'm certainly not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I've seen enough to know that... Keep Reading