Insight for 25 March 2012 ( 27′ 59″ )
Teresa Cowie revisits six babies in the long term study Growing Up in NZ as the second round of information is released
As tough welfare reforms are rolled out and the government wades through thousands of submissions on tackling child abuse, there is renewed determination to know why so many families go wrong.
To understand how government policy and families should be working together, Auckland University's 21-year study following 7,000 babies and their families, has released more research, this time looking at the first nine months of their lives.
One year on from meeting six of those babies, Teresa Cowie has returned to find out how their lives are taking shape so far.
Photograph on left by Red Photography.
You can listen to the first Insight on research from the Growing Up in
NZ study here:
Coming Up on Insight
8:12 am Sunday 21 December: Insight: Living Poverty
Pensioner Alan Smith in his council bedsit in New Plymouth ( RNZ / Robin Martin)
Insight speaks to those living in, or close to poverty, from around the country about what everyday life is like for them and what changes would really make a difference to their lives
In this programme we hear from the people not the policy makers: from a single father in Nelson to pensioners in Taranaki, a family in Auckland and whanau in Northland.