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.
New Zealand children are active users of te reo Māori
04 July 2016Data from Growing Up in New Zealand study indicate that parents and young children are enthusiastic about including te reo Māori in developing language skills.
Nutrition education for early childcare staff key to preventing obesity in preschoolers
30 June 2016Research from the University of Auckland’s School of Population Health has found that managers, teachers and cooks need more training on child nutrition to support obesity prevention efforts that ensure a healthy start to children’s lives.
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Access to GUiNZ data
Antenatal and nine-month data from Growing Up in New Zealand is available for use by researchers outside the Growing Up team.