Now We Are Four report launch: video

09 June 2017

The latest report on the children of Growing Up in New Zealand was launched at a seminar in Wellington last week.

The seminar was jointly hosted by Superu and Growing Up in New Zealand. The study’s research director Associate Professor Susan Morton and senior research fellow Dr Sarah Berry described the background to the research together with key findings that have emerged over the course of the preschool years.

"Now We Are Four: Describing the preschool years" provides insight into the health and wellbeing, and social and emotional functioning of New Zealand four year olds. The report also depicts changes in the children's home environment, participation in early childhood education, household mobility and socioeconomic situation over the first four years of their lives.

Using information from direct observations of the children and interviews with their mothers, the report paints a dynamic picture of what it is like to be a child growing up in 21st in New Zealand.

This Growing Up in New Zealand report was produced by the University of Auckland with Crown funding managed by Superu.  

Watch the video