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New tool to help reduce Pacific drownings

Wednesday 11 December 2013, 5:14PM
By WaterSafe Auckland
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WaterSafe Auckland has great pleasure in announcing the release of the Pacific water safety DVD "There Will Be Another Day", another tool in the campaign to prevent further unecessary drowning among our Pacific peoples.

The DVD features Mariposa Mariner, Solomone and Eileen Vainikolo and Amohia Afeake, all blessed to be here today to share their personal stories of survival, in the hope that others may learn from their experiences. 

Their stories show how easily and quickly things can go wrong, and the crucial role we all play in keeping ourselves and others safer in, on and around water. 

"There Will Be Another Day" will be presented to Auckland's Pacific community on December 12 in conjunction with West Fono Health Trust, at:

8.30pm
West Wave Recreational Hall
Alderman Drive 
Henderson, Auckland. 

"It takes a village of people to bring about change. It is our hope that this new resource will be used to generate conversations, accompanied or followed by other forms of learning, as a foundation of ongoing water safety education within the Pacific community," says WaterSafe Auckland CEO Sandy Harrop.

We gratefully acknowledge the many individuals and organisations that have made the development of this DVD possible, and in particular the unwavering commitment of Auckland's Pacific community to preventing further tragedy among their people.  

For further information on about the DVD or launch contact, Barbara Venville, WaterSafe Auckland Regional Promotions Manager.

P 027 5233 253
E barbara.venville@watersafe.org.nz