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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
Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) has teamed up with
Plunket to help provide for New Zealand’s future
generations as a ‘Pick Me Help Plunket’ partner. The two
organisations have been working together since 2006 but are
now formalising and extending the relationship. VTNZ Chief Executive Mike Walsh said that, as part of
VTNZ’s commitment to safety, “we’re delighted to
increase our nationwide support for Plunket to help them
provide more support services to New Zealand families.
Early childhood caries is one of the most common and costly
diseases of childhood, according to the Report of the Health
Committee, and Colgate, Plunket and the New Zealand Dental
Association are working together to establish healthy oral
hygiene habits in Kiwi kids from a young age. Colgate gives a toothbrush and toothpaste to every new
Plunket baby at their five month visit along with
educational resources for parents in a bid to combat early
childhood caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities. Colgate Scientific Affairs Manager Rebecca Schipper says
oral disease and its consequences, such as pain and
self-consciousness, can have a profound effect on a
person’s quality of life and future ability to gain
employment, highlighting the importance of taking care of
our children’s teeth.
As the new year gets under way I am hoping there is one new
year resolution that every New Zealander made – to help
give every child in our country the best start in life.
Raising a family has always been a community effort.
Immediate family is important with the care and nurture for
young children from those closest to them should be the one
thing any child can depend on.
After reading of the plight of the Olivier family, whose car
was trashed by vandals last Sunday, Canterbury Plunket Car
Seat Services has offered to assist the family by providing
a free car seat through its donation car seat scheme
sponsored by Paul Kelly Motor Co. http://www. stuff.