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Asian Peoples and Communities

asian babiesThis page has been translated into some Asian languages. You can select from the language drop down menu for Chinese, Korean, Hindi and back to English (New Zealand).

There is an old Asian saying "The generation before us plants the tree, the generation after us enjoys the shade".

Many of us, or our parents, even grand-parents have left their homeland and decided to make New Zealand their home, all for our children, the next generation. Bringing up children is an amazing journey, but it can also be challenging too. Perhaps your family is not readily around to help you when you just had a new born? Or that you don’t have someone you feel close to in your coffee group? Maybe you just don’t know what to do because your mom say one thing but the nurses say otherwise? Or you want your toddler to experience your own culture but there isn’t any suitable playgroup around? Or that you just want to speak to a health professional in your own languages.

There can be so many questions but we are here to help.

Plunket is a Charitable organisation and we provide free checks to your baby from 6 weeks up to 5 years old. We also provide parenting courses and other parenting services to you. If you have a question about breastfeeding, or how to settle a baby? You can call our PlunketLine 0800 933 922, our Plunket nurses are available 24/7, that will mean that even your baby cries in the middle of the night and you don’t know what to do, you can gives us a call!

If English is not your first language and you want to speak to someone in your mother tongue, we provide interpreters, this service is free to you. All you need to do is to tell the Plunket nurse and she will organise interpreters for you. You can also ask for interpreters when you call PlunketLine too, just tell the nurses on the phone what languages you speak.

We are also consulting on The Asian Peoples Strategy, you are more than welcome to send us any feedback.

We are trying to develop more information and resources in Asian languages. Please refer to the specific language pages to access these links.

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