education • research • advocacy

mātauranga • 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 behaviours.

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)

Latest News

Early Childhood Water Safety Education Programme

Early Childhood Water Safety Education Programme

As children become mobile they begin to explore their surroundings, however their sense of curiosity and adventure is not matched by an understanding of the possible risks and dangers. Drowning Prevention Auckland offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to learn...

read more
Let’s Prevent Further Rock Fishing Deaths

Let’s Prevent Further Rock Fishing Deaths

Auckland’s wild and unpredictable West Coast has claimed the lives of two people who were swept off the rocks this week, prompting Drowning Prevention Auckland to kick start its summer rock fishing awareness campaign early. Five fishers lost their lives off Auckland’s...

read more
2020 Annual General Meeting & Forum

2020 Annual General Meeting & Forum

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...

read more