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Jan 2007
The summary may be useful for early childhood education services who wish to compare their costs to other services, or to understand how the Ministry of Education interprets the data . It is a relatively technical report for services that want more detail about the process. In June and July 2006 the Ministry...

Jul 2007
This report presents the top-line findings from the 2006 Year 10 In-depth Survey (YIS). The YIS is part of the New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor (NZYTM), a national survey of 14 and 15 year-olds' behaviours, and risk and protective factors associated with smoking uptake. This report presents top-line...

Jul 2009
This report provides the summary results of the 2008 Survey of Operating Costs for early childhood education (ECE) services.

The purpose of 34 Voices:  New Zealand Business and Worker Interviews on Sick Leave and Parental Leave is to gain insights into work-leave from those who are giving and those who are taking it.  The interviews with employers and employees  reveal stories about the pluses and minuses of actual ‘on the ground’ experience and...

Sep 2003
Social Work Now, Issue 25, pages 24-30a Marie Connolly reviews the international research on kinship care and considers its implications for New Zealand

Jul 2005
Social Work Now, Issue 30, pages 8-14 When the Gisborne Child, Youth and Family office focused on permanent placements, eight children were identified with complex case histories who could not be placed with family/Whānau and required permanent caregivers. When a referral was made...

Jan 2014
The B4 School Check (B4SC) is a free health and development check provided for all children as soon as possible after they turn four years old. The B4SC includes a range of assessments and tools, including vision and hearing testing and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). The SDQ is a short...

30 Apr 2014
This exploratory study sought to identify the major challenges of stepfamily life and the strategies that families use to address these challenges. Parents, stepparents and older stepchildren from a community sample of 44 stepfamilies who had been together for at least five years participated in the study. Measures of several...

Jul 2005
Social Work Now, Issue 30, pages 15-19 This research combines a review of the international literature on adolescent fathers with New Zealand based research. It covers a set of qualitative interviews with adolescent fathers to assess the effects that parenthood had on them.

4 Feb 2015
The alcohol use report presents the key findings from the 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey about alcohol use, misuse and alcohol-related harm among New Zealand adults aged 15 years and over. The following topics are covered: patterns of alcohol consumption; ...

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