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Growing Up in New Zealand is this country's largest contemporary longitudinal study of child development. 

We're tracking the lives of more than 6,000 Kiwi children to discover what life is
like growing up in 21st Century New Zealand.

Our findings will influence research, policy and services to improve
the well-being of all New Zealand children and their families.

Participants

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More than 6,000 children and their families are part of Growing Up in New Zealand. If you're one of our study participants - thank you! 

This is where you can change your contact details, find out what's coming up next, and discover more about your data and privacy. 

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Using Growing Up Data

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Growing Up in New Zealand data is available for researchers, Government organisations, NGOs and others to access, analyse and use.

The study provides a unique and rich data source which grows in value over time.  It can be used to answer a variety of research questions and inform policy development. 

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Our findings

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Growing Up in New Zealand gives us a unique insight into what it's like to be a child growing up in 21st Century New Zealand.

We've produced a range of reports, fact sheets and policy briefs which give a detailed picture of New Zealand children at key milestones.  

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News

Nearly half of NZ babies are introduced to solids too early increasing risks of health issues

New research has revealed that nearly half of New Zealand babies are being introduced to food earlier or later than is recommended putting them at greater risk for ongoing health issues including obesity, anaemia and growth and developmental issues

New app trial underway with Growing Up's Leading Lights

Young people from Growing Up in New Zealand’s Te Rōpū Pīata/Leading Lights are showing the way again in this country’s largest longitudinal study of child development. 

New Research Director for NZ's largest longitudinal study

Growing Up in New Zealand is pleased and proud to introduce its new Research Director: Dr Sarah-Jane Paine.

Paracetamol during pregnancy: a link with depressive symptoms in childhood?

Growing Up in New Zealand study explores whether there could there be a link between mothers taking paracetamol during pregnancy and their children exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Meet our team

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Learn more about the people who make Growing Up in New Zealand happen. 

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Our newsletter

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Keep up-to-date with our latest news, events and research.  Sign up to our newsletter.

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Current projects

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Find out more about the research projects currently underway using Growing Up in New Zealand information.

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