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.
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.