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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
Plunket is urging people to keep an eye out for children as
they head back to school next week. As New Zealand’s largest provider of services to support
the health and development of children under five, Plunket
recognises many children will be venturing off to school for
the first time. Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor,
says for parents and caregivers the start of the school year
can be an emotional and busy time.
Big Blue Plunket’s Bear Hug Appeal is gearing up for this
coming March. Our family of very cuddly and huggable bears has grown! We
now have Big, Middle and Little Blue – who all come with a
Our family of Blue Bears will be out helping to promote
Plunket and asking for your support during our Annual
Appeal. Why does Plunket need to fundraise?
As a not-for-profit organisation we have to fundraise so
that we can sustain and grow our community support services.
Photo credit: WaterSafe Auckland
Planning on hitting the beach with your family this summer?
The weather looks set to improve this weekend, so a quick
dip at the beach or at your local pool has never looked so
good. Water activities are a lot of fun, but they can also be
dangerous. Water Safety New Zealand recently reported that
81 people drowned in New Zealand in 2013, including five
Knit World, one of New Zealand’s leading knit specialists,
is getting behind Plunket and launching a ‘Knit World
Pattern for Plunket’ campaign. Knit World has asked customers to use a special pattern to
knit a total of 15,000 items (beanies, singlets and
booties). Once Knit World has reached their target, stores
will distribute the items to local Plunket clinics and will
ensure some items go to high need families.