Plunket’s partners come from industries of all shapes and sizes, and we are grateful to each one for their unique contributions. All of our partners are vital to building on our services and programmes delivered as Plunket is invited into the homes of over 80% of New Zealand families with children under five.
If you are interested in finding out more about developing a relationship with Plunket please email our team.
BestStart is a leading provider of quality early childhood education services with over 260 centres nationwide. It operates under a range of brands from Kaitaia to Invercargill, including EduKids, TopKids, First Steps, Early Years, ABC, Community Kindy, Montessori and Kids at Home for home-based learning.
As a Star Partner, BestStart has committed assistance to help develop PlunketPlus, Plunket’s electronic health system, and has supported Plunket’s community services across the country for three years.
Together with Plunket, BestStart will explore a range of initiatives and services that contribute to the welfare and wellbeing of parents, caregivers and their babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Checkout BestStart’s parent magazine ‘BestStart Quarterly’ here.
HUGGIES® is a National Partner of Plunket, with a proud involvement for over 25 years. We have similar goals, that is to provide the very best care for baby.
The HUGGIES® Brand was launched in New Zealand in 1992 with a focus on taking care of “change time” from newborn right through to toilet training. Products include top quality disposable nappies (which are clinically proven to help prevent nappy rash), nappy pants, baby wipes and change mats.
There are about 140 babies born every day in New Zealand of which Plunket see around 90%. We’re very fortunate to have Plunket, there is no other support service like it anywhere else in the world. For more than a century Plunket, as New Zealand’s largest provider of services to support the health and development of children under five, is dedicated to working with parents and communities to ensure children in New Zealand get the best start in life. That is the reason why HUGGIES® has donated over $9 million to help support mums and their babies at such a crucial stage of life. Plunket’s services support families nationwide, through more than 420 branches, mobile clinics and a free 24 hour phone service, PlunketLine – 0800 933 922.
For both HUGGIES® and Plunket, birth is just the beginning of our support for the precious under-five journey. We are proudly behind our newest New Zealanders.
Wattie’s and Plunket have been partners for over 27 years. working closely to provide information and resources for parents about infant nutrition and starting solids. Wattie’s baby foods are approved by the Independent Nutrition Advisory Group to ensure important factors such as textures, taste and a variety ingredients are age and stage appropriate for infants as they grown. . Every Wattie’s ForBaby product sold, featuring the Pick Me Help Plunket logo, results in Wattie’s providing financial support to Plunket.
Microsoft has generously donated a large quantity of product and service, plus promote Plunket via its retail products with ‘Pick Me Help Plunket’.
Microsoft has also been very generous with staff volunteering and support, and also provides to Plunket a charity discount on products.
Colgate became a National Supporter for Plunket in early 2007 with the joint ‘Families Combat Cavities’ promotion. This initiative was, and continues to be, supported by the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA).
Colgate has provided more than 200,000 toothbrushes and pastes to New Zealand children. Thanks to Colgate every Plunket baby gets their first toothbrush and toothpaste at the five to seven month visit along with educational resources for parents and nurses on how to brush and care for teeth in a bid to combat early childhood caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities. The educational resources provide families and nurses with useful oral health tips and explain how decay progresses, and how to spot signs of decay in the mouth, on teeth and around the gum line.
Early childhood caries are one of the most common and costly diseases of childhood. Additionally, a risk factor and indicator for dental caries is socioeconomic deprivation. Colgate and Plunket are addressing this by providing additional resources in areas of need.
Plunket is very grateful to have such support. Colgate together with the NZDA is helping to keep Kiwi kids healthy, happy and smiling.
Look out for the Colgate & Plunket Oral Health Month in association with the NZDA held every February.
 Report of the Health Committee to the NZ House of Representatives, Fiftieth Parliament, November 2013: Inquiry into improving health outcomes and preventing child abuse, with a focus on pre-conception until three years of age, pp.100-102.
ACC provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand. Reducing the incidence and severity of injuries is an important goal for ACC.
To help achieve this objective, ACC and Plunket have partnered to help parents and whanau reduce the incidence and severity of injuries in children under five years of age. With the home being where most injuries to young children occur, this five year partnership will provide the opportunity to increase our focus in injury prevention education to families, and to further develop injury prevention capacity within Plunket's clinical and community services.
Harcourts real estate launched their charitable program Harcourts Foundation in 2008 with a simple promise; to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities. The newly established Harcourts and Plunket national partnership shares the commitment of giving back to the community. Harcourts CEO Chris Kennedy says it is, ‘extremely pleasing to see Harcourts and Plunket align. Both organisations have a long and deep-rooted history in New Zealand and thrive on working with Kiwi families to build trusting and meaningful relationships’.
Harcourts Foundation ambassador Emma Revell says Harcourts’ 194 offices from around the country are humbled to be working with Plunket. ‘Our Harcourts values are: People First, Doing the Right Thing, Being Courageous and Fun and Laughter. We believe these values align perfectly with Plunket.
With 100% of the funds raised going straight to the charities who need it most, the Harcourts Foundation have been able to provide grants totalling more than $1.1 million in New Zealand to support local community groups. Harcourts Foundation are incredibly proud of the work it does in the community and the alignment with Plunket means that its many supporters are helping to change lives and make dreams come true.
The Hits (New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME)) is a key Plunket media partner, providing nationwide advertising support around the promotion of health and safety messages and vital fundraising initiatives.
NZME provides substantial support for Plunket’s 18 areas through their local stations, developing and building on strong community relationships. NZME shares Plunket’s vision for the health and wellbeing of the communities we live in.
Plunket and Trade Me launched their relationship in 2008 with a pilot that saw Trade Me sellers opt to round up their seller’s fee and donate the difference to Plunket.
Following the successful pilot, the arrangement with Trade Me has been expanded and extended into an ongoing sponsorship.
As well as the donation stream from people selling items online, goods in kind are provided in the form of online advertising and support for ongoing celebrity and charity auctions.
LeasePlan offer Plunket fabulous cars, at discounted rates, to move our staff around the country.
The LeasePlan staff also have a major fundraiser for Plunket each year.
Designertech is an IT company that provides solutions for solving business and technology issues.
Designertech is proud to be supporting Plunket and the wider community through the Pick Me Help Plunket programme.
Community Post is New Zealand Post’s main sponsorship support for the not-for-profit sector. Over the past 15 years it has provided millions of pre-paid envelopes to thousands of not-for-profit groups nationwide, including Plunket.
When considering applications priority is given to organisations whose activities support one of New Zealand Post’s core sponsorship areas: literacy and education; health and wellness; and business productivity.
This ongoing support from NZ Post makes an enormous difference to Plunket branches around the country who use the envelopes for fundraising, communication and other projects and activities that benefit the communities they serve.