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From the Chief Executive: Traditional assumptions out the window

As New Zealand changes, traditional assumptions about families and whānau go out the window.

We close forever on 29 June - here's where you'll find our work

Our legislation is due to be repealed effective 30 July 2018, which means our last day in the office will be Friday 29 June 2018. This has been on the cards for a while and is being formalised by the Families Commission Act Repeal Bill. Here is where you’ll find our key work programmes:

Get it while you can!

Most of our publications are now available only as PDFs on our website and The Hub.  But we still have hard copies of some others and they’re not doing any good sitting in our cupboards!

From the Chief Executive: Celebrating the importance of family and whanau in public policy

New Zealand families and whānau past, present and future were showcased at the fifth and final Evidence to Action (E2A) conference held on 10 April 2018.

From the Chief Executive: The importance of families and whanau

Last Sunday I listened to a fascinating radio interview with Professor Phil Fisher, an expert in children’s neurobiological and psychological development.

New handbook to help you make sense of evidence

Our new plain-English guide to making sense of evidence has just been released.

From the Chief Executive - Looking back at our history

"The past is never fully gone. It is absorbed into the present and the future.  It stays to shape what we are and what we do" -  Sir William Deane, former Governor General of Australia.

On the house

The Office of the Auditor-General has recently released a report about using information to improve social housing services, and the report received a lot of media attention.

Placing Western science and matauranga Maori side-by-side

Western science and methods are often given prominence over all other systems of knowledge.

New research shows 150,000 vulnerable transient Kiwis

Superu's latest research explores the issues around frequent residental movements and finds a vulnerable transient population roughly the size of Tauranga.

Last update: 19 Jun 2018