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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
The recent wintry blast has signalled that winter is not far
away, and Plunket is reminding families that now is a good
time to get prepared and stay alert to the dangers from
heaters, fireplaces and other sources of winter warmth. “We always advise parents and caregivers to remember the
‘heater-metre rule’. “Heat can build up quickly so
keep heaters at least one metre away from bedding, curtains,
clothing and furniture and other flammable items,” says
Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor.
*Statement from Plunket Chief Executive Amanda Malu:*
“We’ve heard a wide variety of views, ideas and
questions following our decision to no longer provide early
childhood education in Karori. Some members of the Karori
community understand why we’ve made this difficult
decision and others feel it should stay to serve local
families. “With over 700 Karori families currently using a wide
variety of our services we think it’s important we get the
broadest view possible of the needs in this community.
People are talking about Plunket this week and we understand
some people are wondering what we are doing. We want to assure New Zealanders that hundreds of dedicated
Plunket staff and volunteers up and down the country are
doing the same thing today that we’ve been doing for over
110 years – looking after families at one of the most
critical and special times of their lives. We continue to do
this and our Plunket nursing service is not changing.
Tonight One News ran a story regarding Plunket’s decision
to close our Karori crèche and also included mention of our
ongoing work with the Culverden community regarding a
Plunket property. The story suggested that Plunket was taking or selling the
Culverden building. This is not the case.