News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Child Health & Parenting Organisations Move Closer

Media Release

3 February 2005

Child health and parenting organisations move closer

Two of the country's leading parenting organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support each other in improving parenting skills and child health for New Zealand families.

While Plunket and Parents Centres NZ will maintain their independence, they are committed to a collaborative working relationship which will assist parents to better access the range of services they offer.

Plunket's New Zealand president, Kaye Crowther, has welcomed the formal link.

"Our organisations have a combined experience of 150 years in parenting and child health. Children and parents will be the winners in this closer working relationship established with Parents Centres," she says.

Parents Centres' chief executive, Viv Gurrey, and Plunket chief executive, Paul Baigent, say the relationship will deliver greater benefits in the provision of parenting information to the wider community. Staff, volunteers and members of both organisations will be able to access specialist speakers, advice, education and training.

"Together we will work to co-ordinate services to gain maximum advantage for parents, many of whom are shared clients of Parents Centres and Plunket," says Viv Gurrey.

"While we both have our own independent contractural relationships with service funders which will continue, we are confident that the strength of the Plunket and Parents Centres' relationship will be welcomed by parents throughout New Zealand," she says.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Review: Robbie Williams – The Heavy Entertainment Tour

The audience – already in a good humoured state of excitement after kareokeing along to the “Robbie Williams National Anthem" (a typical mix of bombast and self deprecatory nonsense) – were up and dancing to Welcome to the Heavy Entertainment tour... More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Poet Of Many Parts

The Light and Dark in our Stuff by Mere Taito This small and beautifully presented book is Mere Taito’s inspired/inspiring first collection of poetry. The poems are lively, well crafted, the poet unafraid to call a spade a spade, to present stark differences between black and white. More>>

Stage (Financial) Challenge: Government Steps In

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today pledged to provide new opportunities for children and young people to engage in events that promote music, drama and dance. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: A History Lesson For Silicon Valley

2017 was a turning point for how the world saw Facebook. Last year the social media giant was accused of spreading fake news, rigging the U.S. Election and Brexit vote, and gluing people to their screens... More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland