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The challenge of increasing diversity

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From the Chief Executive: coming together to talk about evidence

Kia ora

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.

Last update: 22 Jun 2018