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Preventing drowning through education, across community, education and workplace.
AUCKLAND — If there’s one message from Maritime NZ’s ‘Prep, Check, Know’ that WaterSafe Auckland (WAI) wants boaties to take on board this is it: WEAR A LIFEJACKET! “Last year 27 recreational boaties lost their lives and 18 of them could have been saved had they been wearing a lifejacket,” says WAI’s Chief Executive Jonny Gritt.
AUCKLAND — Friday May 15 is International Water Safety Day, and WaterSafe Auckland (WAI) is calling everyone to action to work toward a water safe Auckland free from drowning.
AUCKLAND — Parents will feel safer and more confident with their children around water after participating in a FREE family water safety and aquatic competency programme run by WaterSafe Auckland ("WAI") on offer at 20 Auckland locations this month.
AUCKLAND — On the pitch, in the classroom, the boardroom or building site, WaterSafe Auckland (WAI) is asking everyone to zip up and clip in with their new initiative #wearitforwork, a fun photo competition to help raise awareness for the wearing of lifejackets.
AUCKLAND — Lifejackets and lifejacket education will be more accessible for Auckland's Pacific community with the establishment of a chain of 'lifejacket hubs' at six South Auckland Pacific churches this week.
AUCKLAND — Make sure you can always Reach, See and Hear young children under your responsibility in and around water.
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.
AUCKLAND — Significant improvement in personal water safety skills, increased self-esteem, leadership skills, social connectedness and community wellbeing, and career and employment pathways, are an example of the positive outcomes of Wai Wise, a drowning prevention programme targeting Waitakere's young people and their families.
Auckland Council’s Regulatory and Bylaws Committee agreed yesterday to separate the Lifejacket Bylaw consultation from that of the wider Navigation Safety Bylaw.
AUCKLAND — Be prepared with knowledge of local conditions and dangers, take appropriate safety precautions, know your limits and above all wear your lifejacket.
Make sure you can always Reach, See and Hear young children under your responsibility in and around water.
AUCKLAND — Knowing how and when to wear a lifejacket is critical in learning to be safer around water, and thanks to the generous donation of a large quantity of lifejackets to WaterSafe Auckland (WAI) more Aucklanders will get the opportunity to do just that.
As the world recognises International Water Safety Day, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Puau Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa in Glen Innes, Auckland, is revelling in the positive outcomes achieved in the few short weeks since a portable pool was installed under WaterSafe Auckland’s Pools2Schools™ KiwiSport initiative funded by Sport Auckland.
AUCKLAND — Drowning is still the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children in New Zealand and Counties Manukau families are urged to take advantage of Whanau Nui, FREE family lessons returning Monday April 16.
Continue to be prepared with knowledge of local conditions and dangers, take appropriate safety precautions, know your limits, wear your lifejacket and above all, keep young children within sight and reach.
Joint Press Release: WaterSafe Auckland Inc., Auckland Council, Surf Life Saving Northern Region The employment of lifeguards to seek out rock fishers in remote locations could help save more lives on Auckland’s notorious west coast this summer.
Be within sight and reach of young children, be aware of all potential water hazards, put appropriate safety precautions in place and be prepared.
Mayor Len Brown is lending his voice to a water safety campaign aimed at Auckland’s Pacific Island community.
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