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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 >>

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 >>



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