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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 welcomes the passing into law of an increase in the
age limit for the mandatory use of child car restraints from
age 5 to age 7. This will require children to be in an
appropriate child restraint until their 7th birthday. Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor,
says this is good news.
With the cold weather now here across the country, Plunket
are reminding families to be alert to the dangers from
heaters, fireplaces and other sources of winter warmth. Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor says
keeping babies and young children warm and safe is a
priority for families. “Burns from heaters and fires are a real danger for
Special notice - Plunket services
Plunket services in the Wellington, Hutt, Kapi-Mana and
Porirua areas will recommence from mid-day today. Please
take care when out and about though. We will update you
later as things change.
Volunteer Awareness Week (16-22 June) 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. “Plunket was founded 106 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.