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Youngest Kiwis to Benefit From Government’s First 100 Days

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 9:18 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket says the Government’s decision to bring in its Families Package by 1 July 2018 and to set targets to reduce child poverty are steps forward in giving the welfare of New Zealand’s young children the priority it deserves. The plans were confirmed ... More >>

World Breastfeeding Week

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 11:24 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

Breastfeeding rates in New Zealand are increasing slowly, according to Plunket data released during World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August). Plunket says in 2015 and in 2016, 87.5% of babies aged between 2 and 6 weeks received breast milk, a figure 1.5% ... More >>

Plunket celebrates National Volunteer Week

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

This National Volunteer Week (18-24 June) Plunket is celebrating its volunteers across the country and the diverse ways in which they support whānau with young tamariki. “Volunteers founded Plunket in 1907 to ‘help the mothers and save the ... More >>

Plunket celebrates more than a century

Sunday, 14 May 2017, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Today Plunket is celebrating its 110th Birthday. For more than a century Plunket has been invited into the homes of families and whānau across the country and touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies. Plunket Chief Executive Amanda Malu ... More >>

Plunket celebrates its 110th Birthday this Mother’s Day

Friday, 12 May 2017, 10:19 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

Karitane nursing graduates at Wellington Karitane Hospital in 1971 (Evening Post Hocken Collections, University of Otago). This Sunday 14 May, Plunket will celebrate its 110th year supporting Kiwi kids and whānau across New Zealand. More >>

Plunket’s top tips for keeping kids safe

Monday, 8 May 2017, 10:18 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket has released five top tips to help keep kids safe on New Zealand’s streets this Road Safety Week (8-14 May). More >>

Nationwide Pedal for Plunket relay hits final stages

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket volunteers and Warehouse staff are nearing the end of a nationwide cycle to raise money for Plunket’s community services. More >>

Cambridge Family Wheels Day, Saturday 11 March

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 11:41 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

On Saturday 11 March, from 10am-2pm, Plunket and The Warehouse are teaming up with Cycling New Zealand and the Cambridge Avantidrome for a Family Wheels Day as part of the Pedal for Plunket relay. More >>

Plunket launches ‘burpees for babies’ challenge

Friday, 3 March 2017, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is challenging New Zealanders to get creative this National Children’s Day (Sunday 5 March) by doing five burpees for under-fives. ‘Burpees for babies’ asks people to do five burpees, video their effort and load it to Facebook asking ... More >>

Kiwis pedal length of New Zealand to raise funds for Plunket

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

More than 120 team members from The Warehouse and Plunket will embark on a cycle relay the length of New Zealand in March to raise funds for Plunket community services. More >>

Well Child Week highlights crucial early months

Monday, 27 February 2017, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Today marks the start of Well Child Week (27 February-4 March 2017), something close to the heart of Plunket and the Kiwi families we serve. More >>

Baby safe sleep practice vital after earthquakes

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:18 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

It’s natural for new parents to want to keep their babies close after the recent earthquakes but Plunket is advising families to continue following safe sleep practices. Plunket’s National Advisor for Māori Health Zoe Tipa says for parents who choose ... More >>

Plunket welcomes UN report recommendations for NZ

Monday, 10 October 2016, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket believes there needs to be a whole-of-country response to improve the future for many Kiwi kids. Plunket Chief Executive Amanda Malu says the latest UN report shows New Zealand is making progress to meet its responsibilities as a signatory ... More >>

1000 Days to Raise a Bundle – Plunket launches campaign

Friday, 30 September 2016, 8:54 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket has today (Friday 30 September) launched an ambitious 1000-day campaign to raise awareness of the vital role that the charity plays in the first 1000 days of a child’s life. More >>

Plunket Announces New Chief Executive

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket’s new Chief Executive Amanda Malu says the greatest social good is achieved by investing in a child’s earliest years - and that by investing in our children, we are investing in our future. More >>

Plunket urges businesses to support breastfeeding mothers

Monday, 1 August 2016, 8:37 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket urges any business or organisation with public access to provide a supportive space for breastfeeding mums. More >>

Plunket urges parents to enrol babies with dental clinics

Monday, 11 July 2016, 9:55 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

July is Oral Health month and Plunket is encouraging parents to make sure their babies are enrolled with their local dental clinic. It’s important to start regular dental check-ups from when your child’s first teeth appear. Community dental clinics ... More >>

Winter a dangerous time for children

Monday, 30 May 2016, 11:42 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

Along with many New Zealanders, Plunket worries about the arrival of winter. “At this time of the year, families on low incomes really struggle to make ends meet and often can’t afford high heating bills. We encourage all landlords and property ... More >>

Plunket and ACC are joining forces to make Kiwi kids safer

Friday, 20 May 2016, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Each year more than 110,000 children are injured at home and in the wider community, so Plunket and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) are teaming up to help prevent injuries and make Kiwi kids safer. By the time they are two years old, 28 ... More >>

Event reveals the challenges of inner-city parenting

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Auckland City Library is this week hosting a display that showcases the findings from a study of parents raising young children in the CBD. More >>



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