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Dying to help: would-be rescuers urged to consider safety first

Take time to assess the risks and your own level of water competency, and only enter the water if you have some form of flotation with you, urges Drowning Prevention Auckland, concerned at further loss of life as a result of rescue attempts. Only two days in to 2018 and already a family has lost

All we want for Christmas

All we want for Christmas Is for Aucklanders to prioritise safety of self and others around water so no family has to face losing a loved one to drowning this Christmas.    Swimming, fishing, picnics, camping, boating, or splashing in the backyard pool – they’re all typical Kiwi summer holiday activities which invariably involve water

“The world we choose has to reflect the actions we take.” Tima Kurdi

Vancouver Declaration on Drowning Risk Reduction of Migrants and Refugees At the recent World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2017, in Vancouver, a working group of delegate collaborated to provide a statement on behalf of all the delegates present, with the aim of influencing the risk reduction effort of global migration and refugee drowning. This declaration was

SPLASH is back…

SPLASH Break-Away FREE holiday programme for 11-17 year olds is back to a venue near you, in January 2018. Click here for more details. 

AGM Change of Date

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of WaterSafe Auckland Inc. (WAI) will now be held on Thursday December 7, 2017. (Previously Thursday 30 November). Time: 4.00pm – 5.45pm Place: 85 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland Agenda:  Annual General Meeting Water Safety Champion Awards Float with the Blokes Showcase Enquiries: Email dpa@dpanz.org.nz or call 09 376 5114

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