Welcome to Growing Up in New Zealand
Growing Up in New Zealand is New Zealand's contemporary longitudinal study tracking the development of approximately 7,000 New Zealand children from before birth until they are young adults. The study is designed to provide unique information about what shapes children’s early development and how interventions might be targeted at the earliest opportunity to give every New Zealand child the best start in life. Here at Growing Up we are committed to maintaining contact will all our participant families and ensuring that each one of your 7,000 voices is heard and has the opportunity to contribute to research that will help shape positive outcomes for all children growing up in 21st century New Zealand.
Too many antibiotics dispensed to New Zealand children
16 March 2017Almost all New Zealand children have taken antibiotic medications by the time they are five years of age according to new research from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Longitudinal Research – He Ara Ki Mua.
New fathers can get new baby depression too
16 February 2017Depression symptoms among men before and after the birth of their children were identified by recent research from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Longitudinal Research – He Ara Ki Mua.
Fathers can get new baby depression too
20 February 2017Growing Up in New Zealand research showing that fathers can be affected by prenatal and postnatal depression received extensive national and international media coverage.
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Antenatal and nine-month data from Growing Up in New Zealand is available for use by researchers outside the Growing Up team.