Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to Plunket.Nau mai, haere mai
We are New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child. Whānau āwhina - caring for families.
We provide support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. We work together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child
Meet Barry Clarke! A car mechanic in Auckland who goes the extra mile to keep our kids safer on the roads. Each year, Barry works at Plunket’s free car seat checking clinics across Auckland and estimates he’s fitted and checked thousands of children’s car seat anchor bolts.
Our car seat services manager Simone says Barry is ‘like a workhorse’. “He’s always friendly, and works flat out to make sure everyone who comes along gets their car seat fitted correctly.”
The father of two says he’s driven by the difference a properly fitted car seat can make in protecting children: “In New Zealand, car crashes kill or injure around five children each week, which is shocking. Car seats save lives, and it’s important to make sure it’s fitted properly so it works as it’s meant to if you’re unlucky enough to be involved in a crash.”
Barry has supported Plunket since 2004, and we’re grateful to him for supporting our services to families. Thanks Barry!