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:
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8:12 am Sunday 30 November: Insight: The State of Social Housing
Is the National-led government's desire to step away from state housing just ideological, or will it work and give the thousands of people on housing waiting lists a place to call home?
As the government moves to sell off more than twenty thousand state houses, many church groups and Iwi say they are keen to take them on.
But they want the properties at a discount and they don't want to lumped with the dumps.
Radio New Zealand's Housing reporter, Teresa Cowie looks at the future of state housing and whether charities and private companies could do a better job.
Photo: State housing Cannons Creek, Porirua (RNZ / Teresa Cowie)