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Plunket and Plunket families health as a result of extended in Wellington celebrated the leave; it allows for stronger paextension to paid parental leave rental attachment, increases in last week. length of exclusive breastfeeding The bill passed its third reading and leads to higher immunisation on Thursday, and the new law rates. will extend parental leave from “It’s a time when parents adjust 18 weeks to 22 weeks from July to their new way of life and build next year, and to 26 weeks from community connections, while July 2020. all the time learning about the “The extension to paid parental needs of their growing baby,” The Wellington City Council Kick wall competing against loMeet some of the local pest-free leave is a step forward to be Amanda explains. parks team partnered up with Situation cal children, with RNZ host and community groups, and some of celebrated,” says Plunket chief Plunket families at its JohnsonVacant the Polhill Protectors and illus- local Bryan Crump as referee. Wellington’s rare mokomoko executive Amanda Malu. ville hub also celebrated the bill trator Phoebe Morris, to launch The second game, Birds of (native geckos) at the game “It means parents and caregiv- being passed into law. A solid two new playground games at Polhill, is a noughts and crosses launch. ers will have greater opportunity “It’s awesome. It will definitely George Denton Park: Pest Free cubes game for children of all The event is also a celebration to spend more time at home help and take the stress off,” says Kick and Birds of Polhill. ages. of the community looking after during the critical first months Plunket mum Antonat Fernando. The games are a fun way to get Polhill Protectors are Supreme Polhill, Highbury, Kelburn, of their babies’ life. Another mother, Leisa Keach, kids and families engaged in ap- Award winners of the Welling- Brooklyn and Aro Valley’s “It’s also a positive step towards welcomed the news too, saying it preciating the manu taonga (bird ton Airport Wellington City birds’n’bush. All locals, trappers, society starting to really value the was going to lead to better social treasures) in Polhill reserve. Community Awards, and final- riders, runners, planters, foottime families spend caring for development of the children to Pest Free Kick is a soccer wall ists in the national 2017 Green ballers and kids are welcome. their babies and young children,” have their parents less tired and Visitors can enjoy a barbecue, where players earn points for Ribbon Awards. Amanda adds. more present. hitting introduced pests and lose The group of over 50 trappers music and prizes from GoodThe first six months of a child’s “If we can all work to support Deliverers Required in out nature, Garage Project, Fix & points for hitting native wildlife. and 600 supporters are laying life is crucial for their develop- families to give their children It’s a fun, perhaps provoking the welcome mat for the manu Fogg, Zealandia and Phoebe ment, and extended paid parental the very best start in these early Area 1: Momona, Kawatiri - Kaponga. Morris. way, of generating conversations Mohaka, taonga spilling over the fence leave is recognised globally as days – then we all benefit as a about the actions required to from Zealandia. providing significant benefits to society as a result,” Amanda says. look after our unique native In 2014 saddleback bred in  The Polhill Party starts at tamariki, whanau and commu“There will be better health and 10 are available wildlife. the wild on the mainland in 11am on Sunday, December nities. at our recruitment better outcomes for children Applications View thelifeWainuiomata News Wellington Mayor Justin Lest- Polhill for the first time in over at George Denton Park at Newgate mothers im- if we get things right in those offithe ce or at the security based in experience the online www.wsn.co.nz Ngauranga George in Wellington. accounts@wsn.co.nz end of Highbury Road. er will kick-off the Pest Free a century. proved mental and physical early years.”

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