Sport Northland, Water Safety NZ, Top Energy and the Northland District Health Board have once again teamed up to ensure as much as possible is being done to keep Northlanders safe in and around our rivers, lakes and our expansive coastline this summer.
Update and archive of news relating to Water Safety New Zealand and issues involving water safety, better water skills and drowning prevention.
A man who drowned in a diving accident during a work social club trip on the East Coast was the father of eight children. William John Marupo, also known as "Wolfie", died after diving into the sea at Lottin Pt on the East Cape about 7.30am yesterday. Keep Reading
As he swam out to rescue a woman and child stranded and floating far out from Himatangi Beach, Hugh Dickson said he lost sight of them. I thought I was too late, for a bit," he said. Keep Reading
On average Māori account for over 20 percent of all preventable and non-preventable drowning fatalities, despite comprising only 15 percent of the nation’s population. To stem the tide of tragedy, Water Safety New Zealand (Haumaru Wai O Aotearoa) knows that working with Māori is key. To fund their partnerships, ACC have granted Water Safety $1 million for a two year pilot scheme. Keep Reading
All that's known about the woman is that she's in the country for the Auckland Marathon and her name is Marie. Keep Reading
Oliver was playing outside when mum Amber Bailey lost sight of him, then she saw the fence around the pond was loose. Keep Reading
A person has been taken to hospital after nearly drowning in the Heathcote River in Christchurch. Keep Reading