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Mid-Winter Forum Thursday 10 June 2021

Mid-Winter Forum Thursday 10 June 2021

Perceived and Real Water Competency and Drowning Risk Among Adults in Open Water: A Wicked ProblemJoin us for our 2021 mid-Winter Form, where this year we are excited to share Teresa Stanley’s journey of research and the doctorate she has achieved. The findings of...

New Lifejacket Hub – Bethells SLSC

New Lifejacket Hub – Bethells SLSC

Our latest lifejacket hub is now established in partnership with Bethells Surf Lifesaving Club.  This is in response to our Rock Fishing project and our knowledge that many fishers still do not wear life jackets.  One of the barriers to wearing lifejackets is the...

Engaging Newly Settled New Zealanders in Water Safety

Engaging Newly Settled New Zealanders in Water Safety

At the end of March one of our Aquatic Educators, Leilani Fuemana, presented at the Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase for 2021. Drowning prevention was a key focus of the showcase. Leilani talked to participants about Drowning Prevention...

New Early Childhood e-Learning module

New Early Childhood e-Learning module

On the eve of a nationwide strategy being released to tackle the country’s drowning statistics, Drowning Prevention Auckland is seeking to highlight the dangers that tamariki can get into without raising an alarm. The New Zealand Water Safety Sector Strategy 2025 will...

Diving Safety at Waitangi

Diving Safety at Waitangi

The Drowning Prevention Auckland team were lucky enough to spend a week in Northland for a Waitangi Water Safety promotion, alongside Water Safety New Zealand this February. The week was built around manaakitanga and rangatiratanga with a focus on educating whānau to...

Splash Breakaway

Splash Breakaway

The Splash Break-away Holiday Programme was designed to work with youth aged between 11- 17 years to stop preventable drownings from happening. The programme focuses on building tamariki and rangatahi water competence, rather than focusing on swimming skills alone. It...

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...

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...

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...

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