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
“Henry-Steven look at me. Where are your ears?” says
Louise. The three-year-old who was previously rushing outside to get
his rugby ball, lost over the fence, pulls at one of his
ears and looks up at his mum.
Being called on to Puketeraki Marae yesterday was a special
moment for myself and my Plunket colleagues, as we
celebrated 110 years of Whānau Āwhina. We were joined by Kāti Huirapa whānau and tamariki from
Karitane School for our hikoi from the marae to Karitane,
home of our founder Sir Truby King, and the wellspring from
which Plunket emerged over a century ago. Each of us felt privileged to be there and reflect on our
connection to Plunket and to the staff and volunteers who
came before us who, like us, believed in making a difference
for tamariki and their families.