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What we've learned about families and whanau

Since 2004*, the Families Commission and, more recently, Superu have done a significant amount of research on what works to improve outcomes for families and whanau, which we'd like to share with you.

Penguins win big at Plain English Awards

Our fabulous penguins - and the handbook in which they appear - won the award for Best Plain English Document (Public Sector) at the 2017 Plain English Awards.

Great new research available now on The Hub

This month, we’ve added some great new research to The Hub, including new research from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner about family group conferences and from the Education Review Office about kōhanga reo. 


From the CE - Christmas greetings

For Superu, the Chinese Year of the Rooster has been one of significant change.

Superu's briefing to the incoming minister

We are pleased to present our briefing to the incoming Minister for Social Development. The briefing was provided to Hon Carmel Sepuloni on 26 October 2017.

Annual report 2016-17 out now

A government agency's annual report probably isn't at the top of your reading list, but this year we bring you something a little different.

From the CE - Onwards and upwards

A few weeks ago on 26 October, during a moving powhiri at the Ministry of Social Development, we bid farewell to staff involved in some of our key work programmes. I’d like to thank everyone at the Ministry for their hospitality.

Save the date for Evidence to Action 2018

With Superu expected to be disestablished in 2018/19, we want to sign off with a final Evidence to Action conference where we pass on some of what we’ve learned about families and whānau since 2004, when the Families Commission was established.

What works for our kids

The issues some Kiwi kids face are many and vast. Poverty, disadvantage, abuse, mental health issues, family violence, parents in prison…for some children, it’s a long list.

Coming very soon: new research reports

We have new reports and publications due to be published shortly:

Last update: 22 Apr 2018