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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
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.
Many families will be right in the middle of buying
Christmas presents for their children. There’s an
unlimited range of toys available at the moment, so it’s
important to make sure you buy the safest ones for your
children. Safekids Aotearoa, Energizer and Trading Standards (Ministry
of Business, Innovation and Employment) have recently sent
out a useful list of questions to consider when buying toys
for your children.
With the holiday season in full swing, Plunket would like to
remind families that every time a child travels in a car
they need to be in a car seat or booster seat. Plunket’s Car Seat Service exists to help families get
access to child car restraints. If family or friends are
going to be driving the kids around over the holidays
Plunket can help with a short-term hire for a few days or