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.
Growing Up in New Zealand Associate Director becomes Head of Paediatrics
27 April 2016Clinical practice, research, and mentoring all contribute to the professional role of the new head of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland, Associate Professor Cameron Grant who co-leads the Growing Up in New Zealand study.
New tool to measure language skills of NZ Samoan and Tongan children
23 February 2016Researchers from Growing Up in New Zealand have developed the first ever Samoan and Tongan language inventories to formally gauge the language skills of New Zealand toddlers speaking Samoan or Tongan as their first language.
Growing Up in New Zealand: The first 1000 days of development Event as iCalendar
05 May 2016, 9:30 - 10:30amPresentation by Growing Up in New Zealand Director Associate Professor Susan Morton at the Werry Centre's Families/Whānau and Mental Health Symposium in Christchurch/New Zealand
Michelle Duff: When breastfeeding sucks
20 February 2016The Growing Up in New Zealand study, the country's largest study of a group of children, found more than 90 per cent of mothers had stopped exclusive breastfeeding by six months, and most had stopped by four.
Target dads, says jab study
11 February 2016New Zealand fathers-to-be are nearly twice as likely as their pregnant partners to be undecided about immunisation before their child is born. This matters, say researchers who now want an immunisation campaign designed specifically to target men.
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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.