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Our very own Kevin Moran contributed to this NZ Listener article this month. Have a read.
Drowning Prevention Auckland, the lead agency for water safety coordination and education in the Auckland region, wants to share its four main messages to remember this summer.
Press Release: Drowning Prevention Auckland launches brand new website and a New Zealand first eLearning platform
Westhaven, Auckland – Drowning Prevention Auckland with 360 New Zealand’s expertise have developed a New Zealand first eLearning platform for water safety and have updated their website. The online programme allows participants to learn about the basic water competencies from anywhere in the world, free of charge.
Closing date: 18 January 2019
This scholarship is attached to a Water Safety New Zealand funded study that is focused on understanding how different factors contribute to drowning risk for different individuals and groups and aims to ensure the water safety sector can:
Our Water Safety Champion Awards, recognising organisations, community groups and individuals that have demonstrated commitment, initiative and leadership in the ‘championing’ of water safety education in the Auckland region. This could include delivering water safety education, creating or implementing solutions that address specific behaviours or problems, or raise awareness around a specific drowning issue.
There has been 1 preventable* drowning deaths in Auckland in the year to January 11, 2019, reports Water Safety New Zealand. There were 13 preventable* drowning deaths in Auckland in the 2018 year; reports Water Safety New Zealand. In 2017 22 people...
The sun may be out but don’t be fooled into thinking conditions are safe, Auckland’s rock fishing safety task force warns fishers as they head out to take advantage of the long weekend and break in the weather to go fishing at their favourite west coast spot. “We...
Joint media release: Drowning Prevention Auckland and Auckland Swimming Association It’s not rocket science; preventing your child from drowning is as simple as putting your device away and focusing your attention on them, say Drowning Prevention Auckland and...
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...