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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
Having a baby can be expensive. In fact, some parents can
spend more than $800 just on nappies and wipes in the first
year of welcoming a newborn. Did you know you could save enough money to pay for more
than two months’ worth of nappies and wipes just by
getting a better power deal? We’ve partnered with the team
at What’s My Number to bring you tips on how to find out
what your potential power savings could be.
Supporting your baby and child’s sleep patterns and
bedtimes during Daylight Savings isn’t always easy, babies
and children can often wake earlier and get to sleep later
as their bodies and minds adjust. Here are some tips you might find useful when daylight
In the week leading up to the clock moving forward with
Daylight Saving, we encourage parents to begin settling
their baby or child to bed slightly earlier each evening. This can be easier to manage than starting after Daylight
Plunket welcomes the Labour Party’s pre-election policy
announcement of increased funding for more Plunket/Well
Child Tamariki Ora health visits.
“Plunket welcomes policies to increase support for
families with young children, particularly those in
vulnerable circumstances, from parties across the political
spectrum,” said Plunket’s Chief Executive Amanda Malu. Plunket is the largest provider of the Ministry of
Health’s Well Child Tamariki Ora service, with Plunket
nurses and health-workers welcomed in to 9 in 10 homes with
newborns in New Zealand.
Plunket says data analysed by the New Zealand Herald, which
links poor housing with increasing numbers of children being
hospitalized with preventable diseases, reflects what many
Plunket nurses are seeing each and every day. “Plunket is welcomed in to 9 in 10 homes of families with
newborns and our nurses and health workers regularly see
young children getting sick time and again from illnesses
caused by living in cold, damp, overcrowded housing,” said
Plunket’s Chief Executive Amanda Malu. “Young
children’s health and wellbeing is bearing the brunt of
the housing crisis and this is an unacceptable cost.