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  1. Video for Ngāti Porou Lifesaving Club's mission to prevent drownings in Tairāwhiti
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    Ngāti Porou Lifesaving Club's mission to prevent drownings in Tairāwhiti

    Members of the Ngāti Porou Lifesaving Club are preparing for a busy summer ahead with a mission to prevent drowning rates among Māori in the Tairāwhiti region.

  2. Video for Water Safety NZ partners with Māori to save lives
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    Water Safety NZ partners with Māori to save lives

    On average Māori account for over 20 percent of all preventable and non-preventable drowning fatalities, despite comprising only 15 percent of the nation’s population. To stem the tide of tragedy, Water Safety New Zealand (Haumaru Wai O Aotearoa) knows that working with Māori is key. To fund their partnerships, ACC have granted Water Safety $1 million for a two year pilot scheme.

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    Kakanui drowning victims were brothers

    The names of the two men who died after gathering seafood at Kakanui, Otago on Tuesday have been named by police.

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    Two men drown gathering seafood in North Otago

    Two men have died while gathering seafood at Kakanui on the coast of Otago yesterday afternoon.

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    Whānau swimming in remote areas urged to take extra care

    Whānau spending time away at their hau kāinga over summer are urged to take extra care when swimming the nearby remote beaches and rivers.

  6. Video for Drownings down by 15%
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    Drownings down by 15%

    Eighty-three people lost their lives due to drowning in 2018, a decrease from 2017 when there 99 fatalities in the water. One Northland water safety advocate says families are better equipped to handle themselves while swimming.  

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    What to do when caught in a rip

    A new rip current safety education campaign is teaching New Zealanders what to do if caught in a rip while swimming.

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    Top tips for staying water safe this Christmas

    Drowning remains the number one cause of recreational death in Aotearoa so water safety groups are urging people to stay safe this Christmas. 

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    Preventable drownings in NZ on the rise- WSNZ

    Current statistics from Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) for 2017 show a 13% increase in preventable drownings compared to the year prior. In 2017, there were 88 preventable drownings, 10 more than 2016.

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    Life skills camp for Māori youth

    100 rangatahi Māori are set to paddle down the Mohaka river as part of a programme to improve water safety and create the next generation of leaders.

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