The critical role the water safety sector plays in keeping kiwis safe in, on and around the water has been acknowledged in Budget 2020 by Finance Minister, Hon Grant Robertson. $60.5m has been allocated over the next four years to ensure New Zealand’s frontline rescue services, carried out by Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) and... Keep Reading
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This is a feed of news and media items promoting kaupapa Māori water safety education and programmes across Aotearoa which can be incorporated into kaiako learning plans.
He Waka Eke Noa -Te Taitimu Trust wananga for rangatahi in January 2019.
2020/2021 funding round open Water safety is a critical issue for New Zealand. Drowning is the leading cause of recreational death and the third highest cause of accidental death. In 2019 there were 82 preventable drowning fatalities following the 66 in 2018. The 2014 – 2018 five year average is 79. Through its funding round Water... Keep Reading
A spike in underwater, rock fishing and boating incidents has seen New Zealand’s provisional preventable drowning toll jump back up to almost the five year average after a drop in 2018. Keep Reading
A new partnership between Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) and ACC investing $1m over the next two years into kaupapa Māori water safety is being celebrated at a hui in Auckland. Keep Reading
A renewed partnership between Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) and Māori is being celebrated at a special event on the Whanganui River. WSNZ CEO Jonty Mills will join Māori water safety advocate and educator Rob Hewitt and Te Taitimu Trust founder Zack Makoare for a powhiri and water safety workshop. 130 Māori youth will also be given the... Keep Reading