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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 has teamed up with The Southern Initiative in
Manurewa to begin creating a welcoming space designed by and
for local whānau. Plunket Community Development Manager Clare Green says the
project began in 2017 and there has been some great insights
and surprises. “It’s not really about how can you engage
with these families, but how can we get to a point where
they want to engage with us.
Plunket Nurse Te Rongopai Clay Mackay has been recognised in
this year’s New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Young
Nurse of the Year awards as runner-up.
Te Rongopai, aged 23 and of Ngāti Awa and Tuwharetoa Ki
Kawerau descent, has always had a passion for improving the
health of her people. She works alongside young mothers,
providing them with support as they gain confidence as new
The South Auckland Nappy Bank celebrates a major milestone
this week – providing over half a million Huggies®
nappies to families in need. Plunket has partnered with Huggies for more than 25 years
and the South Auckland Nappy Bank initiative was set up as
part of that partnership in 2017. In the Southern
Initiative’s ‘Early Years Challenge Report’, data
showed that South Auckland was a young population with a
higher than average concentration of children aged zero to
Karen Thurston Aug2018 Plunket Nurse Karen Thurston is
looking forward to providing even greater support to whānau
in her community following her registration as a nurse
practitioner. “It’s a very exciting time for Karen and
the local community”, said Dr Jane O’Malley, Plunket’s
Chief Nurse, in acknowledging Karen’s achievement. Based in Ngaruawahia, Karen has been a Plunket nurse for 10
years, coming to Plunket as a new graduate.