Plunket’s vision is that ‘In the first 1000 days, we make the difference of a lifetime’. In an historic vote at its National AGM today, Plunket agreed that the best way to achieve that vision is to move away from its current Area Society structure and transition into a more modern and relevant national charitable trust. A single, cohesive national organisation will make it easier for Plunket to deliver fairer outcomes for its families and children with a focus on areas that need it most, Acting New Zealand President Christine Lake says.
Plunket is delighted by the generosity of almost 1,000 people and organisations who have so far raised over $500,000 for the charity at a gala luncheon and auction in Auckland today. The event was organised by Plunket Foundation Trustee Sir Graham Henry and Foundation co-Chair Professor Richie Poulton (head of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study). The lunch at Sky City is being attended by a Who’s Who of the sporting world, including Richie McCaw, Gemma Flynn, Brendon McCullum, Lisa Carrington and sponsor Fonterra.
I hope you, your family and friends are finding comfort in each others’ support following the recent earthquake and flooding in Wellington. Our thoughts are with those in communities that have been hit hard by these events. The Wellington Support Office will reopen tomorrow.
Confirmation has this afternoon been received that our Support Office in Wellington has been cleared as fully operational by essential services contractors. As previously advised by engineers, the building has not suffered any apparent reduction in structural capacity. The office will reopen tomorrow.
Our Support Office in Wellington is closed for the day. As previously advised by engineers, the building has not suffered any apparent reduction in structural capacity. However, we have now been advised that some essential services may not be operational and require further checks from qualified contractors.
Our Wellington Support Office will reopen tomorrow. For those of us in Wellington, we’ve added rain to the shakes for a soggy night and day. Given the weather here today and the resulting chaos on the roads caused by flooding, the decision to stay out of the CBD until we received the all-clear on our building was a sensible one.
Following this morning's earthquakes we would like to advise the following:
1. Plunket's National Support Office, based in Wellington, will be closed following Civil Defence advice to stay out of the CBD so that buildings can be checked.
It’s with great pleasure that we warmly welcome Elevit® Breastfeeding to the Pick Me Help Plunket family. Elevit® Breastfeeding is the second Bayer product to join the Pick Me Help Plunket programme, with Bepanthen® Ointment joining the popular programme in July. It’s no surprise that for some mothers eating a healthy, well balanced and nutritious diet is challenging especially when breastfeeding.
A product recall has been issued for Royal & Well Booster Seat sold by Top Deal Store. The product has been recalled because the booster seats do not comply with the Land Transport Act and cannot be used legally. What to do if you have this product?
Stop using your booster seat immediately and contact Top Deal Store to arrange return of the seat and a full refund.