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Road Safety programme celebrates 10 years

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Road Safety programme celebrates 10 years

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society More than 8,000 children are safer on our roads thanks to the Southland Seen and Safe road safety programme, which celebrated 10 years last week. Developed by Plunket Injury Prevention Manager Kathryn Impelmans and supported by organisations such as Road Safety Southland, Wensley’s Cycles and The Warehouse, the Southland Seen […]

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PlunketLine celebrates its 25th birthday

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on PlunketLine celebrates its 25th birthday

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society More than two million parents and caregivers have called Plunket’s 24/7 parent helpline when they have needed advice on the health and wellbeing of their child or whānau. Plunket staff are celebrating the milestone this month, which included a morning tea with the Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern and […]

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PlunketLine helps 2 million parents

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on PlunketLine helps 2 million parents

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society More than two million parents and caregivers have turned to PlunketLine when they have needed help and advice on the health and wellbeing of their child or whānau. The free 24/7 telephone support service celebrates 25 years today and is providing more support in more ways, as well as being […]

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New partnership renews push for zero pre-schooler drownings by 2020

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on New partnership renews push for zero pre-schooler drownings by 2020

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society A new partnership between YMCA Auckland, Plunket and Auckland Council is increasing the push for zero drownings in the under-five age group across Auckland. The partnership, which takes effect from Monday 29th April 2019, is being driven by YMCA Auckland and will see the not-for-profit’s Swim School programme run out […]

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Pukeko Pictures’ Kiddets Partners with Plunket

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Pukeko Pictures’ Kiddets Partners with Plunket

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society Pukeko Pictures’ preschool brand, Kiddets has partnered with Plunket, New Zealand’s largest provider of free development, health and wellbeing support services for children under five. The partnership will see Kiddets and Plunket branded collateral available to Plunket’s 530 locations across New Zealand, helping to make children’s Well Child checks even […]

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Dancing for Plunket

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Dancing for Plunket

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society This week Dancing with the Stars NZ announced that Jude Dobson, beloved 90s TV personality and passionate advocate for children and families, will be appearing on this season’s show – and Plunket is her charity of choice!  “We are really excited that Jude has chosen to support Plunket,” said Amanda Malu, Plunket […]

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Christchurch: Supporting your children

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Christchurch: Supporting your children

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society Following the tragic events in Christchurch, your children and other family members may have lots of questions or be fearful. It is ok not to have all the answers. At times like this, children want and need to feel safe, so being there to answer their questions is really important […]

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Plunket Facebook Chat to support parents with measles questions

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Plunket Facebook Chat to support parents with measles questions

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society Plunket is hosting a live Facebook Chat session tonight, to support families with questions on the Canterbury Measles outbreak. Plunket Chief Nurse Dr Jane O’Malley says Plunket – through its nursing and PlunketLine freephone 24/7 services – has been inundated with questions from parents and families seeking information and advice […]

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Canterbury measles outbreak – advice for parents

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Canterbury measles outbreak – advice for parents

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society Immunisation is your best protection against measles, which is an incredibly infectious and serious illness. Two doses of MMR vaccine are free for all unimmunised or partially immunised people who were born after 1969, and are over 12 months’ old. There are now 25 confirmed cases of the measles in […]

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Karori Plunket Crѐche will close

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Karori Plunket Crѐche will close

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society The Karori Plunket Crѐche will close, despite considerable efforts by Plunket and crѐche parents to find a way to make the crѐche sustainable. Plunket Chief Commercial Officer Duncan Scott says Plunket has been working with the crѐche parents who had hoped to transfer the crѐche to their operation. “A huge […]

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Plunket welcomes lower infant mortality rates

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Plunket welcomes lower infant mortality rates

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society Plunket welcomes the latest statistics showing a continued fall in New Zealand’s infant mortality rates, including for Māori infants. Plunket Chief Executive Amanda Malu says it is the long-term trend in the statistics, which show New Zealand’s infant mortality rate was down to 3.8 deaths per 1000 live births in […]

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Plunket partners with Watercare

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Plunket partners with Watercare

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society Plunket New Zealand has partnered with Watercare in Auckland and Wellington Water to help families and whānau understand how they can protect their health and the local environment by being mindful of what they pour down the sink and flush down the toilet. Plunket’s Northern Region Operations Manager Sam Ferreira […]

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Plunket re-opens Manurewa centre – Poutokomanawa

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Plunket re-opens Manurewa centre – Poutokomanawa

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society After a significant make-over, Plunket’s Manurewa Family Centre re-opens today to provide a welcoming, warm space for local families and whānau. Renamed Poutokomanawa, the centre aims to provide a safe place where whānau can relax and meet other parents, attend Plunket clinics and ask questions about the health or wellbeing […]

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Plunket welcomes ban on smoking with kids in cars

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Plunket welcomes ban on smoking with kids in cars

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society Plunket welcomes the announcement that the Government will be banning smoking in vehicles carrying children under 18 years of age, but says it will require the support of communities to help parents and caregivers to give up smoking. Jane O’Malley, Plunket’s Chief Nurse, said the evidence is overwhelming that exposure […]

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Helping keep kids happy and hydrated in the heatwave

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Helping keep kids happy and hydrated in the heatwave

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society New Zealand is in a heatwave! This tropical weather can be really nice (bring on the beach), but it also comes with some hazards that we might not be used to dealing with – especially around our little people. In hot weather, babies and young children can rapidly lose body […]

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Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter The recent wintry blast has signalled that winter is not far away, and Plunket is reminding families that now is a good time to get prepared and stay alert to the dangers from heaters, fireplaces and other sources of winter […]

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Listening to the needs of young Karori families – consultation means future of crèche on hold

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Listening to the needs of young Karori families – consultation means future of crèche on hold

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Listening to the needs of young Karori families – consultation means future of crèche on hold Statement from Plunket Chief Executive Amanda Malu: “We’ve heard a wide variety of views, ideas and questions following our decision to no longer provide early childhood education in Karori. Some […]

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Plunket in the news

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Plunket in the news

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Plunket in the news Tonight One News ran a story regarding Plunket’s decision to close our Karori crèche and also included mention of our ongoing work with the Culverden community regarding a Plunket property. The story suggested that Plunket was taking or selling the Culverden building. […]

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Brain development in the early years is child’s play

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Brain development in the early years is child’s play

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Brain development in the early years is child’s play “Henry-Steven look at me. Where are your ears?” says Louise. The three-year-old who was previously rushing outside to get his rugby ball, lost over the fence, pulls at one of his ears and looks up at his […]

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Top tips for moving on from nappies

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Top tips for moving on from nappies

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Top tips for moving on from nappies Last night we had our first Facebook chat of the year, answering your questions about moving on from nappies. Following on from this we thought it would be good to share with you our top toilet training tips!  1. […]

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