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Research highlights ethnic differences in the wellbeing of Kiwi families

Superu has just released its latest Families and Whānau Status Report, which explores the wellbeing of New Zealand’s families and whānau. 

This year’s research focuses on ethnic differences in how our families are faring, a...

Learning more about unequal families and relationships

Superu had an opportunity recently to present our family and whānau research on an international stage.

Jeremy Robertson, our Principal Advisor Social Science, presented at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships’ conference on unequal families and relationships in Edinburgh...

Are there ethnic differences in how our families are faring?

Superu will release its latest Families and Whānau Status Report on 22 July 2016.

This research provides evidence on the wellbeing of families and whānau so that social sector agencies can make better decisions to improve the lives of New Zealand’s families, whānau and their communities...

From the Chief Executive

Being part of a family is a universal experience that forms the most significant socialising influence in our lives, so the wellbeing of families and whānau is important to ensure New Zealanders thrive.

On 22 July, Superu will publicly launch the Family and Whānau Status Report 2016.  The...

A comprehensive approach is needed to address intimate partner violence

An issues paper on risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence (IPV) has just been published by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse.

‘Understanding research on risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence’ looks at conceptual models that help us to...

Setting the standards

Standards of evidence are tools that help give decision-makers confidence that a programme or policy has a particular outcome. They show people how to gather better evidence, increase accountability and share information on what works.

There’s currently no single, agreed standard of...

Celebrating Matariki

Matariki whetu ki te Rangi
Tāngata ora ki te Whenua

Pleiades stars in the sky
People well-being on Earth


Superu is proud to be celebrating Matariki. Donovan Clarke, our Chief Advisor Maori says that this constellation of stars can be seen all around the world...

From the Chief Executive – The role of families and whanāu in well-being

Hari Matariki

As we celebrate Matariki with family and whānau we’re often reminded of the important role our connections with others play in our own well-being.  Families and whānau are an essential corner stone for maintaining healthy, happy and productive individuals who are the...

Just launched - The Families Commissioner Blog

Len Cook, the Families Commissioner, uses this blog to share his views on the nature of families and the important role they play in society. Here, Len will highlight trends that need to be considered in the development and delivery of social policy and programmes.

View the blog here:...

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Last update: 24 Jul 2017