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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
Tuesday 17 June is the launch date of the Tick for
Kids community coalition, of which Plunket is a member. Tick for Kids aims to make sure children’s rights, and
interests are a central focus in the lead up to the 2014
election and into the next parliament. Plunket urges political parties to prioritise children’s
access to good quality health services, housing, education
and welfare to ensure every child has what they need to live
a safe, happy and fulfilled life.
Volunteer Awareness Week (15-21 June) is a chance to
acknowledge and thank over a million New Zealanders who give
their time and skills to make a difference in their
communities every year. “Plunket was founded 107 years ago by people who wanted to
help others in their communities”, says Plunket New
Zealand President Tristine Clark. “Today we have thousands of hard working, selfless people
who give of their time, knowledge, skills and energy.
A reminder with winter now here it is important to keep
your baby warm and safe in their sleeping environment. Here are some things to look out for this winter.
Keeping baby’s room at a safe temperature:
Air the mattress at every opportunity when baby is out of
Plunket says parents wanting to quit smoking on Smokefree
day need look no further than to their children for the best
reasons – and for their support. Plunket fully endorses the theme for 2014 World Smokefree
Day on 31st May, which is ’Quit now. It’s about