Thank you to all the families involved in Growing Up in New Zealand. We appreciate the time you give us every year - as well as all the information you share with us. Without you the study wouldn't be possible.

Give us your feedback

It would be really great to hear about your experiences of being involved in Growing Up in New Zealand:

  • Do you have any suggestions for ways we could improve the study?
  • Are there things you particularly like about the study?
  • Are there any concerns or complaints about the study?
  • Do you have any amusing stories?
  • Is there anything you would like to ask us?

If you have any feedback, concerns or complaints about the study that you would like to pass on please let us know by:

Results from Growing Up in New Zealand

Now We Are Two report

In June 2014, GUiNZ released its third descriptive report, Now We Are Two: Describing our first 1000 days. This report describes how all the Growing Up in New Zealand children are doing in their first two years of life. It describes their health and wellbeing, physical development and language skills, the families and houses they are growing up in, their engagement with early childhood education, and the highlights and challenges you shared with us about being the parent of a toddler in New Zealand today.

'Vulnerability and Resilience' report series

In July 2015, we released the second report in our new 'Vulnerability and Resilience' series. While the first report, Exploring the Definition of Vulnerability for Children in their First 1000 Days focused on how we can identify children who are most vulnerable in early life,the second report, Transitions in exposure to vulnerability in the first 1000 days of life describes how transitions in and out of vulnerability effect children's early health and development. This research is important to ensure that support is available to vulnerable children early in life to help them grow up to be successful and healthy adults.

Report on residential mobility

Residential Mobility Report 1: Moving house in the first 1000 days, published in December 2014, is the first report in a new series that describes how often and how far New Zealand families move. We wanted to find out how frequent moves affects the way they access services like education, benefits and healthcare. The report also identifies some of the ethnic, demographic, family characteristics and types of housing tenure associated with high levels of mobility.

Policy briefs

Since 2014, we have published six policy briefs on Nutrition and physical activity during pregnancy, Household safety, the children's Economic Environment, Parental Leave, te Reo use and Immunisation. Policy briefs are smaller publications with evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand on a specific topic.


If you would like to know more about our research, take a look at the Growing Up in New Zealand results so far and at the research that is currently being undertaken with GUiNZ data.