For participants:

If you're a participant in Growing Up in New Zealand or the mum, dad or caregiver of a participant - then you should be getting our regular e-newsletters.   

Our newsletter will keep you up-to-date with all the project's happenings and let you know when we're next coming to see you.  You can also participate in our competitions and give-aways. 

If you're not getting our e-newsletter, get in touch here to make sure we have your contact details correct. 

For stakeholders:

If you're a researcher, NGO, service provider or involved in local or central Government, then sign-up for our stakeholder newsletter to keep up-to-date with of all our latest research and collaborations.  Sign-up here. 


Growing Up in New Zealand Newsletter July 2020

  • The surprising causes of tooth decay
  • Insights from Growing Up's Professor Susan Morton
  • The growing use of Te Reo among pre-schoolers
  • School holiday fun. 

Read more here. 


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Growing Up in New Zealand Newsletter March 2020

  • The power of sleep protects at-risk children from obesity
  • Parents as first teachers boost learning skills
  • Our top free TV streaming service picks
  • Growing Up German researcher falls in love with the Māori world
  • Talking to children about Covid-19.

Read more here


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Growing Up in New Zealand newsletter December 2019

  • Fascinating facts about Growing Up in New Zealand children from the past 10 years
  • Brain teaser competition
  • Seasons Greetings. 

Read more here

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Growing Up in New Zealand newsletter September 2019

  • Growing Up children hit double digits
  • New genetic insights into how children may age
  • Why Pacific women are more likely to experience symptoms of depression in pregnancy
  • Our resident nutrition specialist, Dr Carin Napier
  • Professor Morton's inaugural lecture
  • The best books for 10-year-olds.

Read more here

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Growing Up in New Zealand Newsletter May 2019

  • Growing Up children working as scientists in the field.
  • How we wrangle the 50-million pieces of data gathered as part of the study.
  • Your pictures and poems.
  • Caleb’s favourite recipe.

Read more here

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Growing Up in New Zealand Newsletter October 2018

  • Growing Up in New Zealand families living overseas
  • Meet one of our interviewers, Diana Queenin
  • Growing Up features on Māori Television
  • Te Reo interviewer joins Growing Up in New Zealand
  • Your artwork. 

Read more here

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Growing up in New Zealand newsletter June 2018

  • Growing Up welcomes new funding
  • Meet one of our interviewers
  • Family focus
  • Transition to School Report
  • Meet our Acting Research Manager, Dr Caroline Walker. 

Read more here