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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.

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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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    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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    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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