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Len Cook, the Families Commissioner, reflects on Te Ritorito

The inaugural Te Ritorito forum was an excellent two days of challenging thinking and robust discussion. The hui aimed to illustrate what the bigger picture of whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing looks like and what the future implications of this are for Māori and Government.

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Strong whānau relationships are key, confirms Superu research

 A recent study published by Superu reports that the quality of whānau relationships, individual life satisfaction, age, gender and family type influenced how well Māori said their whānau were doing.

For more indepth information read the report...

Evidence Rating Scale – a programme evaluation tool

The first Evidence Rating Scale that consistently assesses a broad range of evidence and accommodates a New Zealand perspective has been released. It was developed by Superu in partnership with social sector organisations and government funders. The scale can be used to gauge programme...

New: Guide to using Administrative Data

New Zealand government agencies have begun building administrative databases containing information on topics like housing, health, education and justice. Analysing the data within these databases can provide a better understanding of what programmes and services work best and for whom, and lead...

A regional view of family wellbeing

Southland enjoyed its Anniversary Day earlier this week. From our Families and Whānau Status Report, we know that families in Southland have a lot to celebrate. They are more likely to have affordable housing than any other region, they are the second-most likely to do voluntary work, and family...

Study looks at why some whānau say they are doing better than others

A study published by Superu today reports that the quality of whānau relationships, individual life satisfaction, age, gender and family type influenced how well Māori said their whānau were doing.

The report,...

From the Chief Executive: coming together to talk about evidence

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The use of evidence is increasingly becoming the cornerstone for programme and policy development across the social sector. But with its use comes several challenges that Superu is working with the sector to address.

One of these challenges relates to ensuring that New...

JK says teach mental health in schools

Sir John Kirwan, mental health advocate and kiwi icon, was in the media recently talking about the need to teach mental health in...

What it’s like growing up in New Zealand

What does it mean to be two years old in New Zealand? What resources are available to help you and your family? What are your health outcomes? These are some of the issues explored as part of the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study.

The purpose of the study is to provide evidence...

He Manawa Whenua Conference 2017

Superu was a proud sponsor of the He Manawa Whenua Indigenous Research Conference that was held on 5-8 March at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton.

Organised by Te Kotahi Research Institute, the conference brought together...

Last update: 23 Jun 2017