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Suzuki helping drive Whānau Āwhina Plunket

Left to right: Suzuki’s National Fleet Manager Simon Terry with Kelly Vincent, Lara Schonberger and Jenny Seddon from Whānau Āwhina Plunket and the first two new additions to the Plunket family.

Suzuki is proud to announce a brand-new partnership as the official vehicle partner of Whānau Āwhina Plunket.

The next five years will see almost 500 new Suzuki cars rolled out for the nationwide Plunket fleet, to be driven by nurses on their home visits and other business.

Suzuki is delighted to be the chosen vehicle partner for Plunket. While the partnership was entered into based on the strength of the Suzuki vehicle range, the two organisations also have a strong alignment of values and philosophies. There is a high expectation that the relationship will be one of lasting mutual benefit with the potential for many joint initiatives.

Both Plunket and Suzuki put everyday Kiwis at the heart of everything they do, with a priority focus on families and local community. Both are trusted brands with a long history in New Zealand, and importantly they share a strong commitment to safety.

“It’s a perfect arrangement for both organisations and we’re really excited to see how we can work closely together to leverage this new partnership.” says Gary Collins, General Manager of Motor Vehicle Marketing at Suzuki New Zealand.

“Our values line up so closely, the people at Plunket are lovely, and the work they do is so important to New Zealand families. Suzuki NZ is really proud to be helping drive Plunket through this new partnership.”

“We’re excited to be working with Suzuki. Our nurses and community staff need reliable, safe and economical cars for when they’re out in our communities, and the Swifts will be a great addition to our fleet,” Whānau Āwhina Plunket CE, Amanda Malu said. “We’re also looking forward to trialling the hybrid models especially in our inner-city areas.”

Suzuki already has a number of long-term associations with other organisations and charities that are strongly aligned to the New Zealand way of life. Current partnerships include Netball NZ and the Silver Ferns; Tri NZ; NZ Masters Games; eDrive and Fleetcoach; AA Driver Training; and Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

About Suzuki

Suzuki was established in 1909 and has grown into one of the world’s most successful automotive brands. It has been making new vehicles affordable for everyday Kiwis for over 60 years, with a consistent record of winning trusted brand awards including the Consumer NZ’s People’s Choice Award for the cars category.

About Whānau Āwhina Plunket

Whānau Āwhina Plunket has been helping babies and new mothers since 1907. They are New Zealand’s largest support service for the health and wellbeing of children under-five and their families. Plunket’s mission is “to make the difference of a lifetime in the first 1000 days”. They do this by providing free health and development checks, a 24/7 parenting helpline, and a range of local services including everything from antenatal classes to car seat installation.