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Water Safety New Zealand

Focus Areas

Our work contributes to the reduction in drownings and to a thriving society for individuals, families and communities.

Safety around water is served by a family of websites. Learn more about each programme and how they make a difference below. 

Water Skills for Life

Water Skills for Life is the national standard for aquatic education in New Zealand primary schools.

Kia Maanu Kia Ora

Wai is central to Māori identity, health and wellbeing and is considered a taonga (treasure). Kia Maana Kia Ora is all about water safety skills training and information.

Water Safety for Little People

Under5 was created by Water Safety New Zealand to give you the tools to keep your child safe.

Get Funded

2022-2023 Drowning Prevention Funding

Water Safety New Zealand is pleased to announce that the 2022-2023 funding rounds for both the Kia Maanu Kia Ora Drowning Prevention Fund and the Water Safety New Zealand Drowning Prevention Fund have been allocated.

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