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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’s Annual ‘Bear Hug’ Appeal kicks off next week
which means that collectors will soon be taking to the
streets around the country to raise funds for local Plunket
services. Unfortunately, this also brings a risk of bogus collectors
shaking a bucket or knocking on doors and claiming to be
from Plunket. Every year a number of unscrupulous groups and individuals
attempt to defraud the public by pretending to collect on
behalf of charities.
HealthPost, New Zealand’s online natural health and beauty
shop, has generously donated over $8,500 towards Plunket
Family Centres and clinics during their January ‘Charity
of the Month’ campaign. As part of their ‘Charity of the Month’ promotion,
HealthPost asked customers to select a charity to donate $2
towards – an initiative that HealthPost pays for, not the
customer. During January, Plunket received over 4,250 votes
resulting in the $8,500 donation.
News of a feared measles outbreak in Auckland has prompted
Plunket to restate the importance of immunisation. “Immunisation is the most effective way to protect
children from the many childhood diseases that can affect
New Zealand families today,” says Plunket clinical advisor
Allison Jamieson. Allison says these diseases can have serious complications
and are often spread by family members or friends.
New Zealand’s largest provider of services to support the
well being of children under five welcomes proposed
legislation requiring plain packaging of tobacco products. The Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging)
Amendment Bill passed its first reading in Parliament last
night and has now been referred to the Health Select
Committee for public consultation. Plunket Clinical Advisor Elaine Gordon says Plunket actively
support the government’s goal of halving tobacco
consumption by 2015 and achieving a smoke-free New Zealand