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.
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8:12 am Sunday 8 February: Lessons from Japan About Earthquake Recovery
Commemoration of 20 years since Kobe was hit by a massive earthquake. Photo RNZ / Rachel Graham
As the fourth anniversary of the earthquake which devastated Christchurch approaches, the slow pace of the rebuild has surprised many.
But how quickly have other earthquake hit cities returned to their former glory?
Radio New Zealand Christchurch reporter, Rachel Graham, has visited Japan to compare how much progress has been made in the Sendai area, almost four years after it was hit by a magnitude 9 earthquake and a mega tsunami with waves over 30 metres tall.
She also visits Kobe to look the impact on that city, and the lessons learned, in the 20 years since it hit by a major earthquake.