Growing Up in New Zealand is this country's largest contemporary longitudinal study of child development.
We're tracking the lives of more than 6,000 Kiwi children to discover what life is
like growing up in 21st Century New Zealand.
Our findings will influence research, policy and services to improve
the well-being of all New Zealand children and their families.
More than 6,000 children and their families are part of Growing Up in New Zealand. If you're one of our study participants - thank you!
This is where you can change your contact details, find out what's coming up next, and discover more about your data and privacy.
Growing Up in New Zealand data is available for researchers, Government organisations, NGOs and others to access, analyse and use.
The study provides a unique and rich data source which grows in value over time. It can be used to answer a variety of research questions and inform policy development.
Connection to te ao Māori supports exclusive breastfeeding - new study finds
Research looking at what supports exclusive breastfeeding in wāhine Māori has found that mothers with greater connections to te ao Māori are more likely to exclusively breastfeed their babies for the recommended six months.
Nearly half of NZ babies are introduced to solids too early increasing risks of health issues
New research has revealed that nearly half of New Zealand babies are being introduced to food earlier or later than is recommended putting them at greater risk for ongoing health issues including obesity, anaemia and growth and developmental issues.
New app trial underway with Growing Up's Leading Lights
Young people from Growing Up in New Zealand’s Te Rōpū Pīata/Leading Lights are showing the way again in this country’s largest longitudinal study of child development.
New Research Director for NZ's largest longitudinal study
Growing Up in New Zealand is pleased and proud to introduce its new Research Director: Dr Sarah-Jane Paine.
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