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Building confidence and learning to be safer in the water are core principles of  Whanau Nui, a unique programme that has been running with great success in the Auckland region since 2006. More than 400 (on average) children participate each year, learning important swimming and survival skills with assistance from swim school instructors and parents. If you would like more information contact Aquatic Educator – alan.chow@dpanz.org.nz

Watch this video in which a grandfather shares his Whanau Nui experience.