scoop.co.nz 11 Mar, 2021 05:00 am

Wai Ora Aotearoa 2025 – The Roadmap To Reduce Preventable Drownings

Wai Ora Aotearoa 2025 – The Roadmap To Reduce Preventable Drownings
Introducing Wai ora Aotearoa: Navigating to a safer future. New Zealand Water Safety Sector Strategy 2025 – the water safety sectors collective approach to ensure everyone connects to and enjoys the water safely. This is a significant event – As the lead ...

New Zealand Water Safety Sector Strategy 2025 – the water safety sectors collective approach to ensure everyone connects to and enjoys the water safely.This is a significant event – As the lead agency Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) has been working with the wider sector to develop a collaborative approach to reduce drowning fatalities and injuries in Aotearoa/New Zealand over the next five years.ACC also funded the two year pilot of Kia Maanu Kia Ora – a kaupapa Māori approach to Maori water safety that acknowledges that the physical and spiritual properties of wai are integral to water safety.The water safety sector is committed to upholding the mana of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles of Partnership, Protection and Participation in order to obtain better water safety outcomes for Maori.

“This sector alignment will ensure maximum buy-in to the vision and mission of the water safety sector and will in turn support sector organisations to incorporate this strategy into their own plans,” says Kidd.As the lead agency of the sector, Water Safety New Zealand will drive the strategy’s implementation, and report back.

Read full story at scoop.co.nz