Insight

  • 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.

Growing Up in NZ
Photograph on left by Red Photography.

You can listen to the first Insight on research from the Growing Up in
NZ study here:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/20101128

Coming Up on Insight

8:12 am Sunday 26 October: Insight: Turning Labour Around

Labour Party campaigners in Auckland. RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

Why has the Labour Party lost its support? 

With the party in the throes of a leadership race and conducting its own review into its poor performance at the last election, Insight investigates the reasons behind Labour's decline in popularity over the last six years. 

Catherine Hutton speaks to unionists, former politicians, political commentators and those on the street about what the party needs to do to rebuild its fortunes. 

8:12 am Sunday 2 November: Insight: Maths and Science not hitting the mark

New Zealand children are doing badly in maths and science, and it's getting worse.

Their scores in international tests have been falling for the past decade and it has now reached the point where Year 5 and Year 9 students' are ranked among the lowest in the developed world.

Radio New Zealand education correspondent, John Gerritsen, investigates why our scores are on the slide and what is being done to stop it.