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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
As the end of the year fast approaches it’s time for
reflection on the year that has been. Many times throughout the past year there have been stories,
reports and calls from the community to improve the start in
life for our children. Too many live below the poverty line,
with parents struggling to make ends meet, or maintain a
safe and healthy home.
New Zealand’s first Safe Sleep Day is happening this
Friday 6 December with events taking place across the
country. The day is an initiative by Whakawhetu National
SUDI Prevention for Maori. Plunket clinical advisor Jess Beauchamp says Safe Sleep Day
is a national campaign focused on promoting safe sleep
practices for babies, so that every sleep is a safe sleep.
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.