Plunket is joining forces with Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Te Puni Kōkiri to help families teach their young children te reo. As part of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (27 July-2 August), Plunket is distributing language resources by Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori to help families speak te reo to their young children. Around 3,500 free language resources will be distributed by Plunket nurses and healthworkers across the country during Te Wiki, with a focus on Māori families.
Plunket is proud to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (21-27 July), with Plunket people across the country among several thousand New Zealanders taking part and increasing their kete of knowledge in te reo. This marks the fourth year Plunket, New Zealand’s largest provider of services to support the well-being of children under five, has officially participated in Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Sonya Rimene, Plunket’s Māori Health General Manager said participation was growing every year, and staff and volunteers were finding new ways of marking the week: “It’s exciting to hear how Plunket people around the country are celebrating and having fun with Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.
New Zealand’s first Safe Sleep Day is happening this Friday 6 December with events taking place across the country. The day is an initiative by Whakawhetu National SUDI Prevention for Maori. Plunket clinical advisor Jess Beauchamp says Safe Sleep Day is a national campaign focused on promoting safe sleep practices for babies, so that every sleep is a safe sleep.