Māori are continually over-represented in Aotearoa's drowning statistics. Simon Day spoke to University of Otago's Dr Anne-Marie Jackson about using traditional techniques to help teach water safety and reconnect Māori with their awa. In te ao Māori water is considered the source of all life. We
Within this section you will find research that relates to the relationship between Māori and wai and water safety.
A Journey to Belonging: Explorations of Māori
Perspectives of Water Safety.
Dr Chanel Phillips' PhD explores the relationship between Maori and water safety.
Chanel has kindly allowed us to share her research with you. Download the research paper here
University of Otago study (2018): Teaching Children Water Survival Skills in Open Water.
Water Safety New Zealand provided supporting funding for this study. It identified that tamariki have better retention of learnt water survival skills if conducted in natural environments.
Watch Assoc. Professor Anne-Marie Jackson talk to TVOne's Jack Tame on Breakfast about the study
Māori Drowning Report, 2009 - 2018.
Maori non-fatal and fatal drowning incidents are displayed through an interactive data report.