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Babies Low In Vitamin D At Birth More Likely To Be Hospitalised For Respiratory Infections

Monday, 26 April 2021, 7:08 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New University of Auckland research has found that newborns with lower levels of vitamin D are twice as likely to be admitted to hospital with acute respiratory infections during infancy. New University of Auckland research has found that newborns with More >>

Report Reveals Unique Insight Into New Zealand Eight-Year-Olds

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 7:50 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New Zealand eight-year-olds are mostly living busy, healthy, happy lives in supportive families and developing a growing sense of their own identity and autonomy, but obesity, body image, mental wellbeing and screen time are emerging issues. That’s the picture ... More >>

Study Identifies Behaviours That Support Children To Develop Self-control

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 8:07 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New research using New Zealand’s largest longitudinal study of child development has identified key behaviours to support pre-school children to develop self-control, a key indicator of adult wellbeing. The research, funded through the Ministry of ... More >>

How Much Sleep Are New Zealand Pre-schoolers Really Getting?

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 8:19 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

The largest ever study of sleep in early childhood in New Zealand estimates that more than a third of toddlers and a fifth of preschoolers are not getting the recommended amount of sleep. The Massey University research examined parent-reported sleep patterns ... More >>

Pacific women and depression in pregnancy

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 8:48 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New research highlights the importance of primary healthcare for pregnant Pacific women in New Zealand – around a quarter of whom experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy. More >>

Growing Up in New Zealand welcomes funding announcement

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 9:31 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Growing Up in New Zealand has welcomed today’s announcement from the Minister for Social Development, the Honourable Carmel Sepuloni, that it will restore funding of more than $1.9 million to the child development study. More >>

New clues in childhood obesity puzzle: study

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:45 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New evidence from New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand shows how genes and the environment may interact to promote obesity. More >>

Growing Up In NZ - Longitudinal Study

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 4:45 pm | Growing Up in New Zealand

A petition calling on the government to restore critical funding to the Growing Up in New Zealand study has gathered thousands of signatures within days of being launched. Organisers believe funding the study should be a priority for the next ... More >>

“Now We Are Four” - latest report from Growing Up in NZ

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:38 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

The latest report from the University of Auckland’s Growing Up in New Zealand study shows a rise in obesity levels in the preschool children in the study, but a significant gap between parental perception of weight and the reality of their child’s weight ... More >>

New Zealand children are active users of te reo Māori

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 11:39 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Auckland, 05 July 2016 – Data from the Growing Up in New Zealand study indicate that parents and young children are enthusiastic about including te reo Māori in developing language skills. More >>

Tool Measures Language Skills of NZ Samoan, Tongan Children

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 1:41 pm | Growing Up in New Zealand

Researchers from the Growing Up in New Zealand study have developed the first ever Samoan and Tongan language inventories to formally gauge the language skills of New Zealand toddlers speaking Samoan or Tongan as their first language. More >>

Warnings About Immunisation Prove More Influential

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 10:34 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Auckland, 3 September 2015 – Negative messages about immunisation have a far greater impact on parents’ decision to delay vaccinations than encouraging information has on vaccinating children on time, reveals a new policy brief released today by ... More >>

One in Eight Pregnant Women Affected by Depression

Monday, 24 August 2015, 9:27 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Auckland, 24 August 2015 – One in eight New Zealand women suffer from depression symptoms while pregnant, with Pacific and Asian women twice as likely to be affected, reveals new research from Growing Up in New Zealand. More >>

Lead Maternity Carer System Working for Most NZ Mothers

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 10:11 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Auckland, 4 August 2015 – Two decades after New Zealand introduced a choice-based model of primary maternity care, almost all mothers-to-be enrol with a carer early in their pregnancy and most are happy with the choice of carers available, suggests ... More >>

Helping to Keep Te Reo Māori Alive

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:45 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Auckland, 27 July 2015 –The use of te reo Māori is on the rise. More parents are speaking te reo to their infants, in comparison to their own childhood. The number of toddlers of Māori descent who understand te reo has also increased. This information ... More >>

Study Suggests Low Social Service Use Among Vulnerable Kids

Friday, 24 July 2015, 9:40 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Auckland, 24 July 2015 – Only one in five families whose toddlers were considered most at risk of vulnerability from birth accessed social support services in their first 1000 days of life, according to a new report on early childhood vulnerability, ... More >>

High Rate of Strep Bacteria Bugging Kiwi Kids

Friday, 13 March 2015, 9:48 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Auckland, 13 March 2015 – Over half of healthy New Zealand pre-school children are carriers of Staphylococcus aureus, and one in six hostsStreptococcus pyogenes in their nostrils, throat or crook of the arm, according to new research from Growing ... More >>

A Step Closer to Unravelling Child Poverty

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11:09 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

More than half of New Zealand mothers experience some level of hardship between late pregnancy and when their child is 9 months old and many parents have to cope with a drop in family income after having children. More >>

Private Rentals Often Unsafe for Toddlers

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 1:53 pm | Growing Up in New Zealand

Auckland, 15 January 2015 – Many private rentals fall short of being safe places to bring up a child suggests new research into household safety released by Growing Up in New Zealand . Evaluating interviews with the parents of almost 7,000 children ... More >>

Young New Zealand families are moving house more than ever

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 9:40 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Auckland, 9 December 2014 – New Zealand families with children under two move house much more than previously thought and more often than families in other countries. These are two of the key findings published today in a new report from the Growing ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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