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.
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.
One step closer to unravelling child poverty
24 February 2015More than half of New Zealand mothers experience some level of hardship between late pregnancy and when their child is 9 months old and many parents have to cope with a drop in family income after having children. These are two of the results from a new policy brief by child development study Growing Up in New Zealand.
Private rentals less safe for raising toddlers
15 January 2015Many private rentals fall short of being safe places to bring up a child suggests new research into household safety released by Growing Up in New Zealand.