More than 8,000 children are safer on our roads thanks to the Southland Seen and Safe road safety programme, which celebrated 10 years last week. Developed by Plunket Injury Prevention Manager Kathryn Impelmans and supported by organisations such as Road Safety Southland, Wensley’s Cycles and The Warehouse, the Southland Seen and Safe programme aims to reduce fatalities and injuries by talking to families with children under the age of 5 about road safety. “We are so grateful to these organisations who work with us to ensure our young people are visible on our roads,” says Ms Impelmans.
Otago and Christchurch families hold a special place in Sue Woodrow’s heart. Sue retires this week after 40 years as a Plunket Karitane Nurse to spend time with her grandchildren and pursue one of her passions – singing. “Sue is amazing and has worked tirelessly to support tamariki and families, as well as her colleagues.