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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.

Participants

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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. 

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Using Growing Up Data

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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. 

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Our findings

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Growing Up in New Zealand gives us a unique insight into what it's like to be a child growing up in 21st Century New Zealand.

We've produced a range of reports, fact sheets and policy briefs which give a detailed picture of New Zealand children at key milestones.  

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News

Health-related parenting behaviours across early childhood

New research has looked at the impact of health-related parenting behaviours, such as food, smoking, screen time and physical activity, on children in the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study.

Growing Up in New Zealand's questionnaires for rangatahi available in te reo

Growing Up in New Zealand is offering participants the opportunity to complete their questionnaires in te reo for the first time. 

Growing Up whānau believe study can shed light on the challenges tamariki face

Mt Eden 12-year old Kanoa MacFie is a fluent te reo speaker, a passionate waka ama paddler, and a proud participant in this country’s largest longitudinal study, Growing Up in New Zealand. 

NZ’s largest-ever health and wellbeing survey with tweens gets underway

New Zealand’s largest longitudinal study of child development is about to launch the most comprehensive collection of data ever conducted with intermediate-aged children in this country. 

Meet our team

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Learn more about the people who make Growing Up in New Zealand happen. 

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Our newsletter

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Keep up-to-date with our latest news, events and research.  Sign up to our newsletter.

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Current projects

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Find out more about the research projects currently underway using Growing Up in New Zealand information.

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