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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
Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their
kids’ safety while they’re on the roads this holiday
weekend. “Over this weekend have a great break, enjoy time with
family and friends and remember everyone has to be properly
buckled up”, says Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child
Safety Advisor. “Car crashes are one of the biggest dangers to New Zealand
Plunket is reminding parents and caregivers not to leave
children alone in cars after the latest incident in Porirua. Plunket Clinical Advisor Allison Jamieson said the risks of
leaving a baby or young child alone in a car were
significant. "It’s never safe to leave a child alone in a vehicle, even
for a short time.
Contact Energy has joined with Plunket to help families in
need prepare for upcoming changes to child restraint laws
with a contribution of $25,000 to Plunket’s car seat
service. From 1 November the mandatory use of child restraints in
vehicles will be extended by two years, with all children
required to be correctly secured in an approved restraint
until their seventh birthday. Plunket National Child Safety Advisor, Sue Campbell, says
Plunket fully supports the law change but realize that it
will place a financial strain on many families.
plunket bus 02 We have four – with your help we could make
Unfortunately our existing buses are fast approaching their
use-by dates. We currently have four buses in the Auckland
and Northland regions and we’ve recently leased one in
Canterbury to meet the increasing need for our services in
the post-earthquake environment. We’d love to expand our fleet of buses (Wellington and
Hamilton are top of the list) - however, it’s difficult
enough to fund the maintenance expenses, let alone find the
$55,000 it will cost to replace those beyond repair.