Water Safety Month 2019
New Zealand’s first Water Safety Month has started. We're raising awareness of New Zealand's high drowning toll and promoting how all people of Aotearoa can play their part in behaving safely in, on and around water.
The campaign launched on Friday 18 October at St Mary's Bay, Auckland by The Minister of Transport Phil Twyford, WSNZ CEO Jonty Mills and leaders from a number of water safety organisations.
Water Safety Month is an initiative of the Safer Boating Forum, 23 boating and water safety organisations including Maritime NZ, Coastguard NZ, Surf Life Saving NZ, Water Safety NZ, Drowning Prevention Auckland, harbourmasters, the marine industry and many boating organisations.
It concludes on Saturday 23 November at St Mary’s Bay with Water Safety New Zealand and Drowning Prevention Auckland running a family, have a go Water Safety Day from 2pm - 6pm with a number of sector organisations involved. Boating and water safety organisations will then continue their safety programmes and events throughout summer.
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A free, family, fun day at St Marys Bay, Westhaven Marina, Auckland. 23 November, 2-6pm Saturday. This is a water safety beach day for families to come together for water experiences in a safe and controlled way. There'll be free kayaking, sailing and stand-up paddleboarding displays and chances to have a go. On shore there'll be aquatic... Keep Reading