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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:

Evidence is evidence, right?

Good intentions for social interventions* are not always enough. Decision-makers need quality evidence to know whether the products or services they develop, invest in or deliver make a positive difference.

The Hub hits 6,300

The Hub is your one-stop-shop for New Zealand social science government research. And it’s just hit 6,300 pieces of research from 54 government agencies which you can search and use as much as you like, for free.

Key work programmes head to other agencies

In July 2017, Cabinet confirmed its decision to disestablish Superu. As a result, some of our key work programmes have been delegated or transferred to other agencies, effective from 1 November 2017.


Penguins speak plain English

Some months ago, the Superu team sat down to devise a handbook for those new to evaluation.

It was important to the team that readers were taken through the theoretical concepts with the help of a real-life case study, and so the penguin-led journey to evaluation competence was born.

A families focus for Superu

By Malcolm Menzies, Chief Executive

Looking after our mental health

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week and a good opportunity to share some of our research on mental health and general wellbeing with others in the social sector. Here’s some of what we shared.

New publications, collaboration and recognition for our evidence team

It’s been another busy month for the team, with two publications, a new collaboration and more success for our evaluation handbook. 

Last update: 22 Jun 2018