Award Finalists Announced

We have great pleasure in announcing the finalists in the inaugural Drowning Prevention Auckland ‘Water Safety Champion Awards 2017’. Our heartiest congratulations to all the finalists, winners will be announced at the our  AGM, 4pm-6pm, Thursday 30 November 2017. Individual Water Safety Champion Tenga Schwalger-Teura (The Fono); and Ron Bird (Waterfront Services). Community Water Safety

Vacancies: Casual Summer 2017/2018

Drowning Prevention Auckland Casual Summer Job Application 2017/2018 The ideal applicant would have a strong background in the aquatic environment. Water Safety Educators During the holidays, you will be a part of the Water Safety Educators team ensuring the safe and efficient running of the holiday programmes. Your main role will be to provide a

Water Safety Champion Awards

Who do you know? We are pleased to announce the inaugural Drowning Prevention Auckland* ‘Water Safety Champion Awards 2017’ in recognition of individuals, community groups, organisations or businesses that have demonstrated commitment, initiative and leadership in the ‘championing’ of water safety in the Auckland region. This could include delivering water safety education, creating or implementing solutions

Learn to swim: just one piece of the puzzle

It is not just about swimming lessons, prompts WaterSafe Auckland in response to Labour’s call this week for greater access to swimming education for all Kiwi kids in an effort to curb New Zealand’s drowning toll. While we support Labour education spokesman Chris Hipkin’s efforts, in our professional experience very few drownings involve non-swimmers, says

Dying to help: water safety experts urge would-be rescuers to think before they leap

The successful execution of a water rescue last week highlights the importance of ‘safety first’ before attempting a rescue and only entering with water with some form of flotation, says WaterSafe Auckland. Since 1980, 93 people have drowned while trying to save another person. Typically it is the person in trouble that survives, and the

Decline in lifejacket use off rocks a concern: water safety officials

A joint statement from WaterSafe Auckland, Surf Life Saving Northern Region and Auckland Council.  Water safety experts are concerned at evidence of a dramatic decline in lifejacket use among rock fishers on Auckland’s notorious west coast. The finding comes from a just-released survey of west coast rock fishers by Auckland University researcher Dr Kevin Moran,