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13 Feb 18 Completed

Having a safe and secure home in good condition is essential for people's well-being and quality of life. Providing houses for people who are struggling to secure appropriate accommodation is an important public service.

In New Zealand, social housing includes state houses owned by Housing New Zealand Corporation (Housing New Zealand), houses leased by Housing New Zealand, and housing provided by local authorities and non-governmental organisations. Most social housing is provided by Housing New Zealand.

13 Dec 17 Completed

New Zealand's health system supports nearly every New Zealander at some time in their life. As part of providing better services to New Zealanders, the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) is using emerging technology to help people use those services more easily.

Patient portals are secure websites that allow people to access their personal health information and interact with their doctor. Through patient portals, people can send secure messages to their doctor, order repeat prescriptions, and, in some patient portals, view lab results and doctors' notes.

30 Oct 17 Completed

ALAC has extended the focus of its Youth Drinking Campaign to include the parents and caregivers of teenagers. In this regard, a communications programme targeted at the parents of Youth, 14 to 18, was launched on Sunday, April 16 2000.

This report presents the results of a Benchmark survey of parents of 14 to 18 year old Youth conducted prior to the commencement of the campaign. As such, it provides a baseline for the evaluation of the campaign. Online version only.

30 Oct 17 Completed

This report presents the results of the ALAC Youth Drinking Monitor for 2000; interviewing for which was completed between 17 March and 4 April with a total sample of 303 Youth aged between 14 and 18. As such, this survey continues the monitoring series commenced with the establishment of a Benchmark survey in 1997 to evaluate and give direction to ALAC’s Youth Drinking Campaign.

30 Oct 17 Completed

A special report which focuses on the results of the ALAC Youth Drinking Monitor and the Benchmark of parental Concern, by two broad ethnically based groups - Maori and non-Maori. Online version only.

25 Oct 17 Completed

This report highlights key dynamics of the benefit system and how they impact long-term benefit dependency. It is the fourth internal actuarial report produced in relation to the forward liability of the benefit system. The purpose of the report is for the Chief Actuary to independently:

25 Oct 17 Completed

This is the third internal actuarial report produced in relation to the forward liability of the benefit system. The purpose of the report is for the Chief Actuary to independently:

25 Oct 17 Completed

This is the second internal actuarial report produced in relation to the forward liabilities of the welfare system. The purpose of the report is for the Chief Actuary to independently:

18 Sep 17 Completed

This series presents the results of the 2015 Mental Health Monitor (NZMHM).

The 2015 NZMHM collected data related to overall mental health and wellbeing, connectedness and support, mental distress (depression, anxiety and psychological distress), knowledge of depression and anxiety, help-seeking behaviour and intentions, and attitudes towards people experiencing mental distress. Measures relate to participants’ personal lives, and in the community.

29 May 17 Completed

From July 2016 to March 2017, we found that Child, Youth and Family (CYF) residences generally met the standards that are required by the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

As far as we can establish, residences appear to be generally safe. However, we remain concerned about the variable quality of practice and the fundamental system issues that underpin this variability. As Oranga Tamariki takes over from the 1st April 2017, residences still fall far short of the new agency’s aspirations for them.

26 Apr 17 Completed

This report provides an overview of the early implementation of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako (Communities of Learning) up to December 2016

19 Apr 17 Completed

This report provides the results from the 2015/16 audits of the local government sector. Most of these audits were of regional and territorial local authorities and their subsidiary entities.

13 Feb 17 Commissioned

This report presents findings from the 2016 follow up survey and compares them to the baseline survey completed in 2015 which assessed consumers’ awareness, recognition, understanding, and correct use of the Health Star Rating prior to the launch of the consumer campaign. 

13 Jan 17 Completed

Fourth annual survey measuring the changes in youth attitudes and behaviour towards risky drinking.

This report presents the results of the ALAC Youth Drinking Monitor for 2001. Interviewing for this survey took place between 26 March and 22 April, 2001. A total sample of 362 Youth aged between 13 and 18 were interviewed. This monitor is the fourth survey in a series commenced in 1997 to evaluate and give direction to ALAC’s drinking campaign for Youth.

26 Oct 16 Commissioned

This report presents the results of the ALAC Youth Drinking Monitor for 2002. This monitor is the fifth survey in a series commenced in 1997 to evaluate and give direction to ALAC’s strategy for Youth.

Interviewing for this survey took place between 9 April and 30 May, 2002. A total sample of 359 Youth aged between 13 and 18 were interviewed. As for previous monitors, the sample was evenly divided between Mäori and non-Mäori, to allow for the examination of results by ethnicity.

26 Aug 16 Commissioned

Sixth annual survey that measures changes in youth attitudes and behaviours towards risky drinking.

18 Aug 16 Completed

This incomes analysis is based on data from Statistics New Zealand’s Household Economic Survey (HES). It provides an update of the low-incomes and inequality indicators to be used in The Social Report 2005 using data from the HES for the year ended 30 June 2004. It also provides commentary and contextual information to assist with better understanding the indicators and the trend figures they produce.

Further incomes analysis is underway, with release planned for later in 2005.

18 Aug 16 Completed

This was published in December 2004. This report presents 35 indicators of the social wellbeing of children and young people in New Zealand. The indicators capture different aspects of the 10 selected social outcome domains, which in turn represent key dimensions of social wellbeing.

An indicator report aims to focus on a few carefully selected normative measures. Each measure captures a unique aspect of a domain and provides a sound basis for monitoring change over time in the situation of the population of interest.

15 Jul 16 Completed

A multi-methods approach was used to evaluate the first two seasons of the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Policy (1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008, and 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009). Quantitative data for this evaluation included two online surveys of RSE and non-RSE employers undertaken by Research New Zealand in 2008 and 2009.