Water Safety New Zealand issued a media release just before Christmas saying too many Kiwis are drowning. But they failed to advise the desired number to justify their “too many” claim.
Instead their additional info’ suggested that far from too many, there’s scope for a great deal more.
I say that as they stated that most drownees are male and in particular Asian, Maori and Pacifica men fishing.
So if women pulled their weight and instead of lolling about sun-bathing, got into the water occasionally, we could boost the circa 100 drownings annual figure to a couple of hundred.
But the question still remains, what is the desired number of drownings to satisfy the Water Safety outfit?