Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to Plunket.Nau mai, haere mai
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
International Volunteers Day on 5 December is a chance to
acknowledge and thank more than one million New Zealanders
who give their time and skills to make a difference in their
communities every year. For the past 106 years the passion and dedication of
volunteers has enabled Plunket to give New Zealand parents
the knowledge and support they need to nurture healthy,
happy kiwi babies. Plunket New Zealand President Tristine Clark says volunteers
are what make Plunket different from other Well Child
Volunteer of the year Haidee Hemsley recently won the Pam
Murray Volunteer of the Year Award, which has been running
since Pam Murray was the New Zealand President of Plunket
(From 1999-2003). Haidee has been volunteering for the Titahi Bay Committee
for five years, and currently holds the role of President. Moana Uerata-Jennings, Wellington Plunket’s Community
Service Leader, said that Haidee has been integral to
keeping the Committee together in a very diverse community.
*New Zealand’s first Safe Sleep Day is happening next
Friday 6 December. *
Safe Sleep Day is focused on promoting safe sleep practices
for babies, so that every sleep is a safe sleep. Every year in New Zealand 60 babies die from Sudden
Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).
Help Plunket Build a Bus -
You may remember our story about our Plunket Build a Bus
appeal[sitetree_link,id=991]. This went live a few weeks
ago and so far, organisations around New Zealand have
generously donated over $35,000 for Plunket mobile clinics. We still need to raise another $20,000 to get our first new
mobile clinic and if we do that by *31 December*, LeasePlan
- our fleet partner, have offered to match donations up to
the value of a second bus!
We’d love to be able to take advantage of this wonderful
offer – so please help us reach our target.