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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.

Eligibility and how to apply

Applications to the Superu Children and Families Research Fund are open to government agencies, academics, public or independent research organisations, and non-government organisations.

About the Growing Up in New Zealand study

GUiNZ is a longitudinal study of child development that follows a sample of children born between 2009 and 2010 in Auckland and Waikato.

About the Research Fund

Superu recognises that researchers need to connect with GUiNZ data to help tackle key challenges that New Zealand children and their families face today. The Superu Children and Families Research Fund ensures that researchers have the access and funding they need to do this.

From the Chief Executive – families drawing on the strength of their communities

November has been a stressful month for many of us, with the earthquake disrupting our lives and our work. I have been delighted, however, to see how New Zealand communities have rallied around and showed tremendous resilience and support for individuals and families.

Last update: 20 Jun 2019