Amy Ingram takes out this year’s Northern Region Volunteer of the Year award

There’s no better testament to Whānau Āwhina Plunket volunteer Amy Ingram’s impact on her local community than the 30 nominations she received for this year’s Northern Region Volunteer of the Year awards. 

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Wellsford local Tania Hamilton thanked for six years of community service

After six years volunteering for her local Whānau Āwhina Plunket in Wellsford, Tania Hamilton has hung up her hammer and left behind a legacy for generations to come – the formerly run-down rooms transformed into a safe, warm and welcoming space for the local community.

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Increased support for families an important step forward for Aotearoa

Whānau Āwhina Plunket, the country’s largest provider of healthcare services for children under five, has welcomed increases in support for families, particularly those in the lowest incomes announced in today’s Budget. 

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Whānau Āwhina Plunket celebrates International Nurses’ Day and 114 years of helping kiwi families

Whānau Āwhina Plunket is celebrating two special occasions this month – International Nurses’ Day and the charity’s 114th birthday.

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Pasifika Beatz helping kids connect and learn Pacific languages through music

Kids in Aotearoa can move to the beat of their own drum thanks to a collaboration between Whānau Āwhina Plunket, local musicians Loopy Tunes and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

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Health reforms to drive greater equity welcomed by Whānau Āwhina Plunket

Sweeping reforms to the health system to drive greater equity, particularly for whānau Māori and Pasifika peoples, have been welcomed by Whānau Āwhina Plunket, the country’s largest provider of healthcare services for children under five.

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Raureka, the BestStart with a big heart

With only 49 children, Raureka is one of BestStart’s smallest early childhood centres.

But despite its size, the centre has been one of the biggest contributors to the annual BestStart Plunket Appeal, surpassing the bigger centres four of the five years the appeal has been running.

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Whānau Āwhina Plunket celebrates women in leadership this International Women’s Day

With more than 96 per cent of its workforce made up of women, and a long history of supporting Aotearoa’s wāhine, the team at Whānau Āwhina Plunket is celebrating female leadership this International Women’s Day.

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Whānau Āwhina Plunket encourages whānau to celebrate this Te Rā O Ngā Tamariki – Children’s Day

This Te Rā O Ngā Tamariki – Children’s Day, Whānau Āwhina Plunket is encouraging all whānau to enjoy quality time with their tamariki.

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Wairao’s new Whānau Āwhina Plunket nurse ready to “create breath”

There’s no-one who knows Wairoa better than the district’s newest Whānau Āwhina Plunket nurse Nina Dougherty.

“This community, I know warts and all. There’s not much that gets past my nose,” laughs the mother of seven and grandmother to three.

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