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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 >>

Plunket proud to support national Safe Sleep Day initiative

Friday, 4 December 2015, 11:02 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

New Zealand’s Safe Sleep Day is happening this Friday 4 December with events taking place across the country. The day is an initiative by Whakawhetū National SUDI Prevention for Māori. More >>

Plunket: Keep Kiwi kids safe on roads

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Ahead of the school holidays, Plunket is encouraging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads – whether you’re taking a long journey, or a short trip. More >>

Plunket thanks volunteers helping families all over NZ

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

National Volunteer Week (21-27 June) is a chance for Plunket to celebrate the thousands of volunteers across the country, and the different ways they give their time to support families with young children. More >>

Plunket Rooms Get Upgrade

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Thanks to some generous grants two Plunket rooms in Lower Hutt have just received well-earned makeovers. Plunket has been fundraising to renovate the Stokes Valley clinic and Hutt Valley family centre and has been granted $10,000 from Infinity Foundation ... More >>

Plunket welcomes steps to help families living in poverty

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:58 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is welcoming the child hardship package of $790 million over four years in today’s budget as a step forward in helping children in New Zealand’s poorest families. More >>

Happy Birthday Plunket – 108 years young!

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket, one of New Zealand’s icons, celebrates its 108th birthday this week - and is still going strong. “Nine in 10 babies in New Zealand are ‘Plunket babies’, so it is a birthday we can all share and enjoy,” said New Zealand Plunket President, ... More >>

Plunket celebrates rebirth of its Christchurch home base

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Four years after Plunket’s Canterbury Area Office was damaged in the February 2011 earthquakes, Plunket’s Christchurch staff and volunteers have a new home-base. Prime Minister John Key officially opened Plunket’s new Canterbury Plunket Office ... More >>

Plunket celebrates International Nurses Day

Monday, 11 May 2015, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Tomorrow (Tuesday 12 May) Plunket will celebrate International Nurses Day, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. Plunket CEO Jenny Prince says that nurses make a huge contribution to society and are often unsung heroes. “Plunket nurses have ... More >>

Plunket lends its support to World Immunisation Week

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket says World Immunisation Week, which kicks off today (24 April), is a wonderful opportunity to promote the importance of immunisation to communities throughout New Zealand. More >>

Plunket needs your hugs!

Friday, 27 February 2015, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket needs your hugs! Next week (2-8 March) is Plunket’s Annual ‘Bear Hug’ Appeal and Plunket volunteers are getting out and about to raise funds for local and regional services for children and their families. Plunket has been welcomed ... More >>

Safe Sleep Day - Plunket encouraged by recent slight decline

Friday, 5 December 2014, 8:52 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

For immediate release 4 December 2014 Sleep safe baby Safe Sleep Day - Plunket encouraged by recent slight decline in number of babies dying from SUDI Plunket is encouraged by a recent slight decline in the number of babies dying suddenly and unexpectedly. More >>

On White Ribbon Day, and every day, Plunket is here to help

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:55 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

On White Ribbon Day, Plunket says the impact family violence has on children is not OK, but it is OK to ask for help, and is encouraging parents in violent or abusive relationships to seek help for themselves and their children. More >>

Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Labour weekend

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads this holiday weekend. More >>

Plunket and Public Trust partner for the next three years

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:42 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

Public Trust has committed to becoming a ‘Pick Me Help Plunket’ partner for the next three years. This means the two organisations are now allies, intent on growing a sustainable, long term relationship designed to support New Zealand families and ... More >>

BNZ’s ‘Closed for Good’ volunteer day works magic at Plunket

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

When BNZ staff arrived at Plunket in Featherston this morning to volunteer for the day, they were tasked with a tall order – make our playground magical. More >>

Plunket celebrates dads this Father’s day

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

This Father’s Day (Sunday 7 September), Plunket is celebrating all New Zealand dads who help give their kids a good start in life, year-round. More >>

Plain packaging for tobacco an investment in kids’ health

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 10:01 am | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket welcomes the Health Select Committee’s recommendation that the Bill to remove branding from tobacco products go ahead, saying the policy is ‘an important investment in the health of New Zealand children’. More >>

 

 

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