29 February 2012
The horrific car accident this week near the Waikato town on Patetonga has prompted Plunket to restate the importance of child car seats. “This incident is a stark reminder for parents and caregivers to buckle children into a car seat every time they are riding in the car, no matter how short the journey”, says Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor. “Babies need to be in a car seat from their very first ride”, she says.
14 February 2012
The current outbreak of whooping cough in Wellington has prompted Plunket to restate the importance of immunisation. “Immunisation is a vitally important a tool to protect New Zealand families and communities. Vaccination is the most effective way to protect children from the many childhood diseases that can affect New Zealand families today,” says Plunket clinical advisor Allison Jamieson.
7 February 2012
Plunket strongly advocates for smoke-free households and we greatly regret that the important messages in the latest ‘Smoking not our future’ ad have been sidelined. Piri Weepu is an outstanding role model and we applaud him for the work he continues to do to encourage and support New Zealand families. Plunket wishes to apologise for any offence or disrespect we may have caused to Piri and his whanau.