education • research • advocacymātauranga • rangahau • whakataunaki
Drowning Prevention Auckland was formed in 1994 with a vision of an Auckland free from drowning achieved through the development of our water competence and changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviour’s.
Our connection with wai (water) is because we have some of the most beautiful water environments in Tāmaki Makaurau. We have the Waitemāta, Manukau, and Kaipara harbours; 411 km of rivers; 128 km of lake edge; and 3700 km of coastlines.
Wai is the source of life, but it can also be the cause of death through drowning. We need to respect and understand wai. Drowning Prevention education, research, and advocacy is paramount for Tāmaki Makaurau’s wellbeing and safety in, on and around water environments.
Our approach is across three channels of engagement and delivery – where we live (community), where we work (workplace), and where we learn (education). Through a range of innovative, evaluated and enjoyable learning opportunities we help individuals, families, communities and workplaces to be safe from drowning.
Mātāpono Māori Wai Haumaru
(Māori Water Safety Guiding Principles)
2pm, Thursday 26th November 2020 85 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland AGENDA 2.00pm: Welcome 2.10pm: Updated Strategy 2.25pm - 3.30pm: Forum on CPR 3.30pm: Annual General Meeting Agenda • Welcome. • Apologies. • Confirmation of Quorum. • Confirmation of the Minutes...
We are keeping drowning prevention education alive! At Alert Level 2.5, the majority of our programmes are able to be delivered in some capacity. This table hopefully shows what we are able to deliver at the different Covid-19 levels. We will keep up communication...
Drowning Prevention Auckland is the official ambassador for Aakron Xpress boats, outboards and trailers
Drowning Prevention Auckland (DPA), the lead agency for water safety coordination and education in the Auckland region, is proud to announce the sponsorship agreement it has with Aakron Xpress. Aakron Xpress is New Zealand’s premium dealer of Highfield Boats New...