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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
Immunisation is your best protection against measles, which
is an incredibly infectious and serious illness. Two doses of MMR vaccine are free for all unimmunised or
partially immunised people who were born after 1969, and are
over 12 months’ old. There are now 28 confirmed cases of the measles in the
The Karori Plunket Crѐche will close, despite considerable
efforts by Plunket and crѐche parents to find a way to make
the crѐche sustainable. Plunket Chief Commercial Officer Duncan Scott says Plunket
has been working with the crѐche parents who had hoped to
transfer the crѐche to their operation. “A huge amount of hard work and planning has been done by
the parents and Plunket, but we have been unable to find a
solution that can secure the long term financial viability
of the crѐche.
Plunket welcomes the latest statistics showing a continued
fall in New Zealand’s infant mortality rates, including
for Māori infants. Plunket Chief Executive Amanda Malu says it is the long-term
trend in the statistics, which show New Zealand’s infant
mortality rate was down to 3. 8 deaths per 1000 live births
in 2018 compared with 5.