Teuila Fuatai is a reporter for the NZ Herald

ACC advises Kiwis to take care during festive season

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Kiwis are being advised to take extra care over the holiday period, with latest figures showing last year's festive-related injuries bill was $24 million.

Information from ACC minister Judith Collins showed that between December 25 and January 2, about 36,500 Christmas-related injury claims were lodged with ACC.

About 150 were related to Christmas trees, 39 to Christmas lights and 29 to presents.

Ms Collins also warned outdoor enthusiasts to take extra care around water after 98 people drowned in New Zealand pools, beaches and waterways last year.

"It's important to know your limits, swim between the flags and look out for one another in the water," Ms Collins said.


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