Welcome to Superu's website

Superu is a government agency that focuses on what works to improve the lives of families, children and whānau. They are at the centre of what we do.

We work closely with decision-makers in the social sector – the people who develop, fund, deliver, research and evaluate social policies and programmes – so that they can have the good-quality evidence needed to help solve complex social issues.

Families and Whanau Status Report 2017

27 Jun 2017

The Families and Whānau Status Report 2017 looks at the pivotal role that families and whānau hold within our society.

It's the fifth in a series of annual reports which provide an essential background to any study, process or programme involving social services, and will aid better decision-making to improve the lives of New Zealand’s families, whānau and their communities...

Te Ritorito 2017: Towards whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing

12 May 2017

View the presentations from our inaugural Te Ritorito forum. This hui aimed to illustrate what the bigger...

Making sense of evaluation: A handbook for the social sector

10 Jul 2017

Here at Superu, we have been immersed in the challenge of evaluation and how best to support New Zealand’s social sector to get better at it.


What works for children exposed to family violence?

13 Jun 2017

This 'What works for children exposed to family violence?' brings together evidence about the best interventions which make a positive difference to these children’s lives.


Last update: 17 Jul 2017