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.
Pre-school data collection wave completed
26 March 2015We are proud to announce that the Growing Up in New Zealand pre-school (54-months) data collection wave was officially concluded in the field earlier this month.
High rate of Strep bacteria bugging Kiwi kids
13 March 2015Over half of healthy New Zealand pre-school children are carriers of Staphylococcus aureus, and one in six hosts Streptococcus pyogenes in their nostrils, throat or crook of the arm, according to new research from Growing Up in New Zealand. The results are the first to show how common it is for preschool-aged children in New Zealand, who showed no signs of illness, to have these two bacteria present on their body.
Antenatal immunization decision making by mothers and fathers and infant immunization timeliness Event as iCalendar
26 April 2015, 10:30am - 12:30pmPoster symposium by Growing Up in New Zealand Associate Director Assoc Prof Cameron Grant at the Paediatric Academic Societies meeting 2015 in San Diego, USA
Keeping our children injury-free: Household safety evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand Event as iCalendar
01 May 2015, 11:15 - 11:30amPresentation by Growing Up in New Zealand Research Fellows, Dr Cheryl Gammon and Dr Lisa Underwood at the Kids Trauma Conference 2015 at Auckland City Hospital, Grafton, Auckland