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From the Chief Executive - Gong xi fa cai

Kia ora and gong xi fa cai!

I hope all of you have got off to a productive start of the year.

Family wellbeing across the regions

Employment, education, health and housing: how do families compare across the regions? This was the question Superu addressed as part of its most recent research on families and whānau. The results are now available in a suite of regional factsheets on family wellbeing.


New fathers can get new baby depression too

Depression symptoms among men before and after the birth of their children were identified in recent research using data from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study.

Family wellbeing in the regions – media releases

Here you’ll find Superu’s 2017 media releases about family wellbeing in the regions. This regional information is based on the data published in our Families and Whānau Status Reports, which look at the make-up and wellbeing of New Zealand families and whānau. Our families and whānau...

Can we measure whānau wellbeing?

As New Zealanders, many of us tend to think of the words ‘whānau’ and ‘families’ as being fairly interchangeable. Superu has learned through its work gathering evidence about both families and whānau that they embrace quite different concepts, and they need to be measured differently too.

Applications now open for $1m research fund

The Superu Children and Families Research Fund is now open for applications.

From the Chief Executive – Meri Kirihimete

Kia ora,

I’d personally like to thank each and every one of you for your support of Superu in 2016. It’s been a busy year for us; and we will have lots more research to share with you in 2017.

Our Christmas hours

Our office will close on Friday 23 December 2016 and reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

We wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and festive season, and we look forward to working with you in 2017.

Meri Kirihimete koutou mā.

What you need to know

Here’s more information about the Superu Children and Families Research Fund that you need to know. A complete set of documents, including the application form, guidelines and background information, is available on our website.

Last update: 21 Apr 2018