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Free water safety talk for parents

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Kapiti Coast District Council is working in partnership with Water Safety New Zealand to promote Water Safety in the District by offering a free educational talk for parents on how to keep their children safe in and near the water.

"Children in the district have many opportunities to come into contact with water; at home, in swimming pools, on the beach and near rivers. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to get advice on how to keep their children safe" says Claire Anderson, Council Sports Facilities Co-ordinator

Roger Scott from Water Safety New Zealand will be giving practical information on how parents can keep their children safe in the water and a representative from surf life saving will also be talking about beach safety.

Figures from Water Safety New Zealand show that on average in the last five years 113 New Zealanders die per annum from drowning. Forty people have already drowned this year with five of those occurring during the Easter Break.

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