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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
Mohidin StephenDean 2ndPrize cropped Stephen Deans,
Skoda’s National Sales and Corporate Manager, was on hand
today to present Plunket Foundation Lottery second prize
winner Mohidin Uiese with the keys to a brand new Skoda
Fabia. “We are really pleased to be working alongside the Plunket
Foundation as part of the Lottery”, Deans said. “It’s
a fantastic cause and we know that both Plunket and Lions
Clubs provide great support to families across the
Plunket is grateful to the thousands of people who supported
the Plunket Foundation Lottery, which was drawn on Wednesday
18 July. “It was fantastic to have the support and it means so much
to the children and families who will benefit from the work
that Plunket and Lions Clubs do in communities across New
Zealand”, says Carolyn Mettrick, Lottery Organiser. The Plunket Foundation Lottery was drawn under Police
supervision and the prize winners have been contacted.
Plunket Nurse Te Rongopai Clay Mackay is fluent in Te Reo
and is using her language skills to kōrero when she visits
whānau clients for Well Child checks. “I really enjoy being able to share my love of Te Reo and
kōrero with new mums about how they are coping, how their
child is doing and to answer any questions they may have. “It makes the checks a much warmer and enriching
experience for me and my clients.
Plunket made a submission into the Government Inquiry into
Mental Health and Addiction, a process designed to identify
unmet needs and develop recommendations for a better mental
health and addiction system for Aotearoa New Zealand. The Inquiry asked people to tell them:
What’s working well? What’s not working well? What
could be done better? What sort of society would be best
for the mental health of all of our people?
Plunket’s submission is based on an understanding of
health and well-being informed by Te Whare Tapa Whā model. The four dimensions of well-being, Taha tinana (physical
health), Taha Wairua (spiritual health), Taha whānau
(family health), and Taha hinengaro (mental health) are
equally important to the well-being of tamariki/children and
their whānau and family.