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Surviving the School Holidays

In case you need some inspiration for making it through the school holidays, we’ve compiled our top 5 tips for making these holidays fun for the whole family. Take advantage of the free activities around your city: Take a picnic in a local park or visit the local museum for free! There will usually be free activities on offer during school holidays, check in with your local city council or library to see what they have on offer. Make a plan: For those routine loving children, holidays can be a struggle as their world is not as predictable as during school term.

Tags: 0 comments Posted by Shirin Bradfield on 18 April 2016

New Dettol campaign to raise $100k for Plunket

Dettol is on the search for a little star for their new Plunket fundraising campaign!
Dettol, a Plunket Pick Me Help Plunket partner for over eight years, has recently launched an exciting new campaign and is on the search for a little star to be the face of their Plunket fundraising displays which will feature in New World stores around the country in July. As part of the campaign and to raise much needed funds for Plunket, 50c from every Dettol product sold will be donated to Plunket - up to the value of $100,000! To enter a photo of your little star, go to www. ourlittlestar.

Tags: 0 comments Posted by Shirin Bradfield on 18 April 2016

Whooping cough - What you need to know

Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough or the ‘100 day cough’, is a very infectious bacterial infection characterized by coughing, and may also be accompanied by vomiting and a whooping sound. Whooping cough can last as long as 3 months and can be particularly dangerous for babies and young children. Whooping cough is cyclical in nature, with large-scale outbreaks occurring every two to five years.

Tags: 0 comments Posted by Shirin Bradfield on 15 April 2016

Huge support for Plunket’s Annual Appeal

A huge THANK YOU to all our supporters who gave their time and donations to the Plunket Appeal. Your help makes a significant difference to the services funded and offered to local communities including parenting education programmes, parent support groups such as coffee groups, play groups and toy libraries. Amongst the hive of activity throughout the country by Plunket’s staff, volunteers and their families and friends, Plunket’s sponsors were also working to raise extra funds…
BNZ and Plunket, side-by-side for Annual Appeal
Plunket’s Principal Partner, BNZ is right beside Plunket when it comes to helping families in New Zealand… and the Plunket Appeal! The BNZ and Plunket teams came together to plan fundraising activities, and over 170 BNZ stores promoted Appeal Week and had donation buckets.

Tags: 0 comments Posted by Shirin Bradfield on 7 April 2016

“My baby won’t walk until he’s 16.”

How your love and compassion helped a heartbroken young mum. This story is too painful and personal to share the names, so we have changed these, but it shows how important you are to New Zealand’s most heartbroken families. Mary and James moved as close to Auckland as they could afford, because their baby boy has extreme Talipes –severe twisting of the feet.

Tags: 0 comments Posted by Shirin Bradfield on 7 April 2016

An interesting link from Plunket
Here’s something I read on the Plunket website I thought you might find interesting.
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