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Plunket to end parenting education programme at the end of June

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Mon, 11 Apr 2022, 10:44am
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Plunket to end parenting education programme at the end of June

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 11 Apr 2022, 10:44am

Plunket has announced it will no longer run its parenting education programme.

It comes after a month-long staff consultation, and means the loss of five permanent and 17 casual roles while a further 16 people will have their hours reduced.

Chief executive Amanda Malu says the charity can no longer afford to run the programme at its current deficit of $400,000 a year.

She says the courses will stop at the end of June – but she's reassuring the community it's just one type of parent support they offer, with others still available.

Whānau Āwhina Plunket Chief Executive Amanda Malu joined Kerre Woodham.

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