Man found dead on Kaipara mudflats.
A monthly update and archive of news relating to Water Safety New Zealand and issues involving water safety, better water skills and drowning prevention.
New Zealand has one of the highest fatal drowning rates in the OECD. In 2017 there were 92 preventable deaths, all entirely preventable. Each one leaves families and communities devastated.
Our drowning toll is something every New Zealander should see as a national disgrace and one we all have a responsibility to address.
How you can support water safety
The gift of your time to support water safety can be made in various ways. We work with our sector partners, Surf Life Saving New Zealand, Coastguard New Zealand, Swimming New Zealand and other water safety agencies.
Your donation can help children learn vital water safety skills in your community. This can be delivered directly to your nominated school to help cover the cost of water safety lessons or help a school keep their school pool operating.
We can help you raise money for your school through our Aloe Up Sunscreen fundraiser. You raise funds to help cover the cost of water safety lessons or help keep your school pool operating, AND for every sunscreen sold, we also donate funds to your project.
Join our partners in creating social change around New Zealand's water safety culture. Help us make a difference when you support our programmes with cash and/or
This is one of the easiest methods of giving to water safety. Your employer will deduct your regular donation every