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Plunket celebrates its 110th Birthday this Mother’s Day

Plunket celebrates its 110th Birthday this Mother’s Day

Karitane nursing graduates at Wellington Karitane Hospital in 1971 (Evening Post Hocken Collections, University of Otago).

This Sunday 14 May, Plunket will celebrate its 110th year supporting Kiwi kids and whānau across New Zealand.

Plunket President Andrée Talbot says Plunket’s birthday celebrations are a great opportunity to thank Plunket’s nurses, clinical and community staff and volunteers, whose hard work and energy has sustained the organisation for over a century.

“Plunket is made strong by people in every community around the country who care deeply about the health and wellbeing of New Zealand’s children.

“In 2017, Plunket is in the privileged position of seeing over 90% of all babies born in New Zealand. We look forward to being here, supporting future generations of New Zealand families in another 110 years,” Andrée Talbot said.

Plunket by the numbers

• 9 out of ten Kiwi babies are Plunket babies

• $4 million: The amount Plunket needs to raise every year to continue its community services

• 1922: The first Plunket book was published

• 15,000 parents attended parenting courses in 2016

• 107,745 calls were made to PlunketLine in 2016

This week Plunket groups around the country have scheduled celebrations.

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