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.
‘Collecting childhood’ – in two ways
01 October 2015Growing Up in New Zealand and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa partner for a unique project which collects childhood stories, objects and photos that represent the lives and experiences of children growing up in our country today.
'Starting school' data collection wave launched
16 September 2015With the Growing Up in New Zealand children reaching school age, the study has launched its latest data collection wave to learn more about parents’ and children’s experiences with the move from early childhood education into primary schooling.
Austin one of Kiwi kids adding life to the stats (New Zealand Herald)
11 November 2015To put a face on the nearly 7000 children in Growing Up in New Zealand, the Te Papa 'Collecting Childhood' project collects objects from seven of the perticipants to help see the children's world from their own perspective via the objects that matter to them.
Childhood immunisation: don’t forget the dads (Nursing Review)
10 November 2015Nursing Review talks to paediatrician and Growing Up in New Zealand Associate Director Cameron Grant about some of the take-home messages around childhood immunisation in the longitudinal study.
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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.