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  1. Video for "Respect Tangaroa" says veteran lifeguard

    "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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    Body found at Haumoana, Hawke's Bay

    A body has been discovered at Haumoana Beach in Hawke's Bay this morning. 

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    Drowning toll decreases over holiday period

    Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) have released the figures of the drowning toll during the holiday period that officially came to an end today.

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    Body found on Takapuna Beach identified

    Police can confirm that the body found on Takapuna Beach on Tuesday 11  April , 2017 was that of missing man 26-year-old Stephen Kapeli.

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    Holiday period drowning toll stands at eight

    Figures from Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) indicate the preventable drowning toll for the official holiday period (running from 4.00pm 23rd December to 6.00am 4th January 2017) is eight.  The eight preventable drownings recorded all occurred in the North Island.  

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    Police recover body of missing freedom camper from Takaka River

    Police have located the body of missing Takaka man James Rano Dick, known as Hemi.  The 45-year-old's body was recovered by the Police dive squad around 120 metres down the Takaka River from where he was last seen last Wednesday.

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