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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
Harcourts Partnership Sept2018 Harcourts New Zealand in
conjunction with the Harcourts Foundation have formed an
exclusive long-term partnership with Plunket New Zealand. Plunket is the largest provider of free support services for
the development, health and wellbeing of children under five
in New Zealand and see approximately 85–90% of newborns in
New Zealand each year. Being New Zealand’s largest and most trusted real estate
brand, Harcourts offers Plunket the base and network to
build and support communities at scale, which was one of the
key factors that brought the partners together.
Plunket has teamed up with The Southern Initiative in
Manurewa to begin creating a welcoming space designed by and
for local whānau. Plunket Community Development Manager Clare Green says the
project began in 2017 and there has been some great insights
and surprises. “It’s not really about how can you engage
with these families, but how can we get to a point where
they want to engage with us.
Plunket Nurse Te Rongopai Clay Mackay has been recognised in
this year’s New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Young
Nurse of the Year awards as runner-up.
Te Rongopai, aged 23 and of Ngāti Awa and Tuwharetoa Ki
Kawerau descent, has always had a passion for improving the
health of her people. She works alongside young mothers,
providing them with support as they gain confidence as new