Thirteen people have drowned in swimming pools in the past 18 months.
A monthly update and archive of news relating to Water Safety New Zealand and issues involving water safety, better water skills and drowning prevention.
It is almost certain more people would have survived the capsize of fishing charter Francie if they had been wearing life jackets fitted with crotch straps, an investigation report says. Keep Reading
Drowning rate among under-fives a 'genuine and serious concern ', Water Safety NZ says. Keep Reading
Surfers in the Far North town of Ahipara have a simple message for jet ski drivers: 'No skis if people are paddling it'. Keep Reading
Sixty years of service earns recognition in Queen's Birthday Honours list. Keep Reading
Governance group says education in schools crucial to help prevent further drownings. Keep Reading