Water safety is a salient aspect of Waka Ama across clubs and competitions and Water Safety New Zealand is pleased to support Waka Ama and the whanau, to embed water safety and Kia Maanu Kia Ora within the community. These great short videos provide a wide range of safety information for the whanau and community when out on the wai on waka. Keep Reading
Rauemi / Resources
Kia Maanu Kia Ora water safety skills resources for tamariki are provided here.
Taught to tamariki in the context of Wai Puna, means their strengthened connection to wai will provide them more resilience and competencies to enjoy the water safely for long life enjoyment.
Tamaraki learn to identify different bodies of water and environments in Aotearoa, dangers and hazards across various water environments and traditional methods of behaving and keeping safe in the water.
Water Skills for Life is the national standard for aquatic education in Aotearoa primary schools. It is generally learnt in the pool.
More people drown in rivers than in any other aquatic environment in Aotearoa.
Gain insight into the relationship and connection between Māori and wai.
KMKO & Māori Rauemi
Water Safety New Zealand supports the Fit, Check and Signal grass-roots campaign run by NZ Underwater Association, to promote self-awareness, behavioural change and best practice for underwater divers. Applicable to all scuba divers and specifically those snorkeling or diving for food and the rapidly growing spearfishing community, this campai... Keep Reading