The links below are both useful and informative sites that we believe could be of use to you when learning to swim, deciding on places to swim or when just playing in the water.
Although many people associate drowning prevention with trips to the swimming pool, there are a number of other areas in which we need to take precautions. This is even more essential when it comes to children. Kids are naturally curious and often pay no heed to potential dangers, simply because they do not know better.
Water Safety NZ provides statistical information, the latest news plus access to free educational programmes and resources. There are also links to Water Safety New Zealand’s 36 member organisations and other related sites.
Swim For Life has built on the successes of Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ)’s Lotto Take The Plunge™ event in raising the awareness of the importance of learning to swim and created increased opportunities for New Zealanders to learn to swim. It is the national flagship for the promotion of this core-life skill required by all New Zealanders.
The New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) is a progressive non-profit organisation and incorporated society committed to meeting the needs of people and organisations in all aspects of recreation, leisure, parks, open space management, aquatic, conservation and sport delivery.
Swimming New Zealand is the National organisation that represents swimming - helping to ensure every New Zealander Swims to their potential.
At SPARC (Sport & Recreation New Zealand) we're dedicated to getting New Zealanders enjoying and excelling through sport and recreation. Over the next six years, we will focus on providing opportunities for New Zealanders to participate in recreation every day and getting more New Zealanders winning on the world stage.
Activation is a project implemented by the Upper Hutt City Council to assist the community to become more active more often.
This is a website for young people living, working, and going to school in Upper Hutt. We want to be able to give you information on lots of topics like jobs, events, local youth services, how to stay healthy, and much more. There are links to awesome info sites and games too.
OSCAR programmes are much more than child-minding services. They are recreation based programmes providing opportunities for children. They aim to meet the needs of children in their out of school hours in a safe and fun way.
Youthtown gives young people opportunities for physical, social and creative experiences. In order to build self esteem and confidence, we provide specialized quality programmes and guidance in a supportive environment. This is delivered by passionate and committed staff, contributing to a positive foundation for New Zealand's Youth.
(Swim Coaches & Teachers of NZ Inc)
NZSCAT is committed to the growth and prosperity of aquatic activities: swimming as an essential life skill; components of health and fitness; and competitive sport. We seek to improve professional standards through education, accreditation, professional development and ethical practice.
(Wellington Swimming Association)
Canvasland has evolved from a small business with 3 staff, manufacturing caravan awnings and painters drop sheets, to an organisation that now employs 25 staff accross two plants. We have the capabilities to provide solutions to a vast and varied array of domestic and industrial applications.
Aquaheat Industries Ltd is a leading provider of air conditioning and mechanical services solutions to the New Zealand construction industry. We have over 50 years experience with many successful projects and satisfied clients.
A community owned enterprise dedicated to returning support to our communities. Grants are given to organisations that add colour and depth to the quality of community life.
The Radio Network (TRN) has established itself as a major player in the New Zealand radio market. The Company owns a total of 129 radio stations operating in 26 markets across New Zealand. It was formed following the sale of Radio New Zealand Commercial (a State Owned Enterprise) by the New Zealand Government in 1996.
Sport Wellington is the independent body for sport and physical activity and is committed to empower the Wellington Region to be New Zealand's most successful sporting and physically active community.
Find out more about other events and activities and where to stay in Upper Hutt.
Last Modified: 27 September 2012