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Plunket Waikato car seat services moving to Hamilton

Plunket Car Seat Services in Waikato are being centralised to Hamilton which will mean the closure of some smaller local services. Plunket apologise for any inconvenience caused. Services to close:Te Aroha Car Seat ServiceClosing Friday 8 November
Thames Car Seat ServiceClosing Wednesday 13 November
Paeroa and Waihi Car Seat ServiceClosing 11 November
Morrinsville Car Seat ServiceClosing 15 November
All enquiries to be directed to:Hamilton Plunket Car Seat Service12 Richmond StreetHamilton07 839 2123
Hours:
Monday to Thursday 8.

Tags: 0 comments 1 November 2013

Plunket and Contact – keeping kiwi kids safe in cars

Contact Energy has joined with Plunket to help families in need prepare for upcoming changes to child restraint laws with a contribution of $25,000 to Plunket’s car seat service. From 1 November the mandatory use of child restraints in vehicles will be extended by two years, with all children required to be correctly secured in an approved restraint until their seventh birthday. To help raise awareness of the law change, a number of Contact Energy funded booster seats were given away this week to families in need in Porirua during a road side checking clinic.

Tags: 0 comments 23 October 2013

Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Labour weekend

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads this holiday weekend. “Over this weekend have a great break, enjoy time with family and friends and remember everyone has to be properly buckled up”, says Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor. “Car crashes are one of the biggest dangers to New Zealand children.

Tags: 0 comments 21 October 2013

Never leave children unsupervised in vehicles says Plunket

Plunket is reminding parents and caregivers not to leave children alone in cars after the latest incident in Porirua. Plunket Clinical Advisor Allison Jamieson said the risks of leaving a baby or young child alone in a car were significant. "It’s never safe to leave a child alone in a vehicle, even for a short time.

Tags: 0 comments 17 October 2013

Plunket and Contact – keeping kiwi kids safe in cars

Contact Energy has joined with Plunket to help families in need prepare for upcoming changes to child restraint laws with a contribution of $25,000 to Plunket’s car seat service. From 1 November the mandatory use of child restraints in vehicles will be extended by two years, with all children required to be correctly secured in an approved restraint until their seventh birthday. Plunket National Child Safety Advisor, Sue Campbell, says Plunket fully supports the law change but realize that it will place a financial strain on many families.

Help 'Build a Bus' for Plunket

We have four – with your help we could make it more!
Unfortunately our existing buses are fast approaching their use-by dates. We currently have four buses in the Auckland and Northland regions and we’ve recently leased one in Canterbury to meet the increasing need for our services in the post-earthquake environment. We’d love to expand our fleet of buses (Wellington and Hamilton are top of the list) - however, it’s difficult enough to fund the maintenance expenses, let alone find the $55,000 it will cost to replace those beyond repair.

Tags: 0 comments 25 September 2013

House of Dreams auction a success

Birkenhead Plunket’s Beach Haven clinic will be getting an upgrade thanks to Ray White Beach Haven’s ‘House of Dreams’ community project. Over the last year the property management and real estate firm, along with a number of sponsors and volunteers from the community, have been hard at work renovating a house in Beach Haven. BNZ, our principal sponsor, has also contributed by offering an interest-free loan and low mortgage repayments on the property.

Tags: 0 comments 25 September 2013

PlunketPlus takes an exciting step forward

PlunketPlus – the new electronic client information system that will enhance the way Plunket nurses work – is now being tested externally with our clients. A group of 10 nurses and health workers are testing PlunketPlus in two Auckland suburbs – Sylvia Park and Otahuhu – and have a current workload of approximately 4,000 clients. Every child seen will have their information recorded electronically via the use of a mobile tablet device.

Tags: 0 comments 25 September 2013

No food safety risk from Karicare products

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has confirmed that, on the basis of information to hand, there was never a food safety risk associated with any Karicare products made with whey protein concentrate (WPC). This includes all of Nutricia NZ Limited's Karicare Infant Formula. MPI has received results confirming that products containing WPC manufactured by Fonterra, including all Nutricia Karicare Infant Formula Stage 1 and Karicare Gold + Follow-On Formula Stage 2 products, are not and never were contaminated with Clostridium botulinum and pose no risk to consumers of contracting botulism.

Peek-a-boo app launched with Minister Paula Bennett

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett was here at Plunket yesterday to launch a new digital game developed by young dad and former Vodafone World of Difference recipient Josh Briggs.  
The Peek-a-boo app is a play on the well known game and allows you to upload your own images to use during the hide and seek game. Developed in conjunction with Ministry of Social Development, Plunket and Vodafone, the game is available for download on Google Play store now.

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