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Safekids New Zealand is the injury prevention service of Starship Children’s Health, and was established by the hospital’s Trauma Services in the early 1990s. www.safekids.org.nz
We think they do a fabulous job.
Safekids New Zealand has produced factsheets on a range of childhood injuries.
All terrain vehicle (ATV) related injury (PDF)
Child cyclist Injury (PDF)
Child pedestrian injury (PDF)
Child pedestrian injury in the Auckland Region (PDF)
Childhood burn injury (PDF)
Childhood cutting injury (PDF)
Childhood drowning (PDF)
Childhood fall injury
Drowning and near drownings in the Auckland Region (PDF)
Home driveway injuries and fatalities in the Auckland Region (PDF)
Maori unintentional child injury
Motor vehicle child passenger injury (PDF)
Pacific child injury
Unintentional childhood injury (PDF)
Unintentional childhood poisoning (PDF)
These next sites also have some excellent information and guidance on various aspects of Child Safety
ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) www.acc.co.nz
Child Safety Foundation of New Zealand www.childsafety.co.nz
Injury Prevention Network www.ipn.org.nz
Land Transport New Zealand www.landtransport.govt.nz
NZ Fire Service www.fire.org.nz
Poisons www.toxinz.com - information on nearly 100,000 toxic substances or poisonous plants
and animals in Australasia
Watersafe Auckland Inc www.watersafe.org.nz
The following sites are ones we have found useful in a variety of ways
www.babywebnz.org.nz - an outstanding source of information on midwives and more
www.civildefence.govt.nz - self explanatory we hope
www.eatingwell.com - full of great recipes and sensible eating advice, a bit “american”
but excellent nevertheless, and free.
www.grownups.co.nz - a website full of excellent information and fun for the 50+ age group.
Watch out though, because there’s so much here you could get addicted.
www.healthed.govt.nz - a Government-run catalogue of resources about key Public Health topics
www.homegrownkids.co.nz - people who care for your kids in their home
www.jemmas.co.nz - more people who care for your kids in their home
www.littlies.co.nz - a very readable magazine for Practical Parenting
www.maternityassociates.co.nz - a great organisation of midwives on Auckland’s North Shore
www.mcneicehealthcare.co.nz - a small and personal local company dealing in specialist care
products for diabetics
www.nappiesdirect.co.nz - a commercial site sure, but a very useful one
www.ns.org.nz - all about the benefits and the mechanics of Neighborhood Support groups.
www.ohbaby.co.nz - how did we miss these guys before? Literally one of the best
parenting websites in the world - they just won a WEBBY award
www.parentscentre.org.nz - a superb organisation devoted to lifting our game as parents
www.realage.com - “Nutrition, fitness, medication, and relationship health tips to help you
Live Life to the Youngest” and I agree with them. a great free site full of
positive and helpful information.
www.survival-nz.com - buy the stuff you need to survive disasters that take out power and other
essential services for days on end (plenty of those in 2007!)
www.totstoteens.co.nz - another very readable magazine full of great tips for Practical Parenting
www.treasures.co.nz - a delightful magazine for new parents
www.wackyuses.com - this you gotta see! How about 10 alternative uses for salad dressing,
from removing tar to relieving itchy-bites? And hundreds of other ideas!
Anyone old enough to remember Aunt Daisy? This is a wacky reincarnation.
www.zephyrtech.co.nz/?action=page@id=10036 - a fantastic hi-tech startup NZ company which is working on some amazing projects. But specifically, here is a shoe designed to be worn by Diabetics, which detects conditions that lead to ulceration. Wearing this shoe could prevent amputation. If you know any diabetics, send them to this site.