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SUP Safety

SUP Safety

Stand up paddle boarding is a popular activity for people of all ages and activity levels. This means that there is a wide range in the level of ability and confidence amongst paddle boarders. We want everyone to be able to safely enjoy this water sport which is great...

Rip Current Safety

Rip Current Safety

Getting caught in a rip current is an all-too-common occurence at our surf beaches in Aotearoa, with tens of thousands of rescues taking place every year and many of the fatal drownings at beaches being directly related to rip currents. Over the last ten years, over...

From Splash Participant to Water Safety Ambassador

From Splash Participant to Water Safety Ambassador

Kairo Jacobs came through the Splash Break-Away programme and is now a Water Safety Ambassador. Read his story about his initial reluctance and just how much he gets out of working within the community.“I first started the Splash Programme when I was around 12 years...

Water Safety Advisers Returning After Last Year’s Success

Water Safety Advisers Returning After Last Year’s Success

MEDIA RELEASE | 17 December 2021 With the arrival of warmer weather and the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, more New Zealanders will be heading to their favourite watering hole for a picnic and a swim. Drowning Prevention Auckland (DPA) wants everyone to enjoy the...

DPA Launches New Adult Water Safety eLearning Module

DPA Launches New Adult Water Safety eLearning Module

Drowning Prevention Auckland has launched a new eLearning module for adults which aims to address the gap between perception and reality when it comes to water competency. The objective is to help the higher risk group of older adults stay safe by improving their...

Diving Safety Podcast 2

Diving Safety Podcast 2

Clayton continues his tips for safe diving practices, this time focusing on the importance of having the correct gear and how it can help keep you safe while you are diving.

Diving Safety Podcast 1

Diving Safety Podcast 1

Aquatic Educator Clayton Wikaira presents this podcast which draws safety tips and information from his 30+ years of experience diving for kaimoana. Watch to hear about Clayton's own close call and learn how to stay safe while free diving for kai.

The West Coast Rock Fishing Safety Project

The West Coast Rock Fishing Safety Project

The West Coast Rock Fishing Safety project is a programme to help educate rock fishers on how to keep themselves and others safer when rock fishing. This project began in 2006 due to a spate of rock fishing fatalities on Auckland’s West Coast in 2005 (5 drownings in 4...

Podcasts

Sam talks to Steve Bloxham from Auckland Council about Pool Safety

Clayton talks about Kai Gathering with his elder brother Manu Wikaira and his friend Joseph Rawiri

Teresa talks to Mick Kearney from SLSNZ about Public Rescue Equipment (PRE)

Nicola talks to Harry and Clayton about their community programmes

Sarah talks to Victoria from North Piha SLSC about being a lifeguard

Harry talks to Stuart Leighton from Auckland Council about Rock Fishing

James talks to Jonathan from Aakron Xpress and Sarah from Coastguard Boating Education about Boat Safety

Tom talks to Stuart Leighton from Auckland Council about our Coastal Awareness Course