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Message from Plunket CEO & President

The time since our last newsletter seems to have flown by. Our new governance structure has now come into effect and we have travelled around the country over the last few months greeting our new Area Boards.

Change in a large organisation such as ours is never a simple thing and the work leading up to this moment has been immense. There is a great diversity throughout our new Area Board members and we feel sure they will add a freshness and new points of view that will benefit Plunket.

In August a wonderful new Plunket Community Hub was officially opened in Napier with Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills cutting the ribbon. This new centre is a hub for Plunket, Parents’ Centre and other groups providing services to Hawke’s Bay families. It’s a wonderful example of community connectedness and we congratulate the Hawke’s Bay Plunket Area Society for its vision and extend special thanks to project manager Alison Prins for all her hard work and drive to see this project completed.

We are continuing to meet with prospective supporters in the business and philanthropic community about our new, purpose built, client information system, PlunketPlus. We have an exciting time ahead of us and there has been a huge amount of work to get us to this stage. While there is still a lot to be done, we are close to having people on the frontline using and working with something that was just a dream four years ago.

Seeing that dream become a reality is an exciting step and we look forward to sharing more with you in our next newsletter.

Jenny Prince , CEO
Tristine Clark, NZ President

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