Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to Plunket.Nau mai, haere mai
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 volunteers are making a difference in communities
across New Zealand each day, by being there to support new
babies and their families. Plunket Trust Chair Christine Lake says National Volunteer
Week provides an opportunity for Plunket to recognise and
thank its 1300 volunteers for the amazing work they do. Christine joined Plunket as a volunteer in 2000 to meet
people and she still volunteers for Plunket, now in a
Community consultation (7 – 25 June) begins today to help
Plunket better understand the needs of Karori families with
children under five years old. Radha Balakrishnan, Plunket’s Chief of Strategy and
Performance, says the consultation is an opportunity to hear
from hundreds of young families in Karori - so Plunket can
be sure it is delivering the services they need most. The
future of Plunket’s Karori Crèche will be part of the
conversations and consultation.
*Plunket's submission on the Child Poverty Reduction Bill*
Plunket CEO Amanda Malu says the Child Poverty Reduction
Bill is a significant and welcome step in eliminating the
devastating impacts of child poverty.
Speaking at today’s Select Committee hearing on the Bill,
Ms Malu said it did not go far enough in recognising the
importance of the wider ‘village’ to a child’s
well-being and the vast disparities for some groups of
children, particularly Māori tamariki.
“Plunket sees first-hand the damage done to a child when
they grow up in a family and community experiencing poverty.