SLSNZ NATIONAL Beach & Coastal Safety Report

SurfLifeSavingNZ1910

New Zealand has one of the highest fatal drowning rates in the OECD1. This report is our way of drawing a line in the sand. We, Surf Life Saving New Zealand, are saying “enough is enough”. No more unnecessary deaths from drowning on our beaches and along our coastline.

2009-19 NZ FATAL DROWNINGS PER REGION

10 YEAR OVERVIEW | 2009-19

Fatal Drownings Per Region

Northland

55

96

Auckland

Bay of Plenty

23

34

Waikato

Gisborne

2

8

Taranaki

Hawke’s Bay

16

4

4

Manawatu-Wanganui

Tasman

ND

Nelson

Wellington

27

Marlborough

3

7

West Coast

Canterbury

18

Key to 2009-19 Fatal Drownings

1 - 5 Fatal Drownings

6 - 15 Fatal Drownings

16 - 25 Fatal Drownings

26 - 50 Fatal Drownings

> 51 Fatal Drownings

Otago

13

ND

No Data

10

Southland

0 40 80 160 Kilometers

SURF LIFE SAVING NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL BEACH AND COASTAL SAFETY REPORT SECTION TWO FATAL DROWNING ANALYSIS / 10 YEAR OVERVIEW 2009-19

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