The home environment for Pacific children growing up in NZ.
Growing Up in New Zealand
Culture and Identity
The current housing situation in parts of New Zealand has led to a shortage of affordable homes, impacting on many families. Given the significant impact of the housing environment on childhood illnesses and diseases, it is imperative that any evidence on the current housing environment is presented to help inform housing policies in NZ and in turn, reduce the rates of preventable illnesses and diseases among children. This paper describes the housing environment for Pacific children and in turn, provides evidence to support both housing policies and healthy environments for families.