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.


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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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Study finds significant growth in the use of Te Reo Māori among pre-schoolers

A new study has found significant use of Te Reo Māori among pre-schoolers, with 10 percent using it for everyday conversations and nearly 75 percent using at least some words.

Information for Growing Up participants on Covid-19 research

Information for Growing Up in New Zealand participants on the special Covid-19 research project. 

Study to explore the impact of Covid-19 “lockdown” on New Zealand children

The country’s largest longitudinal study is about to launch a new research project to discover how the Covid-19 “lockdown” has affected children in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Growing Up in New Zealand boosts team for next data collection wave

Growing Up in New Zealand is boosting its team in preparation to go out to field to canvass the cohort on the cusp of adolescence. 

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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