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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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    NZ Police and tikanga Māori- who takes care of rāhui after drownings?

    NZ Police are launching an initiative that will see greater focus on tikanga Māori when dealing with death at sea.

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    Body recovered at Piha Beach

    Police have confirmed that a body has been recovered north of Piha Beach on Monday evening. 

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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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    "Respect Tangaroa" says veteran lifeguard

    Ngāti Porou Surf Lifesaving Club founder Peter Boyd is encouraging beachgoers to take the ocean seriously after saving four people from a rip.

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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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    Locals mourn shock loss of Waitākere teens

    Waitākere locals are mourning the shock loss of teenagers Mitch Woolley and Sosi Turagaiviu who died after being swept away in flash flooding despite being described as strong swimmers.

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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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    WatchMe app design hopes to decrease drownings

    The unlikely use of cellphones chosen as the best way to eliminate distractions, Massey University student Gretchen McAleer has created an app design which will alert parents when their children may be at risk of drowning.

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