The Families Commission Families and Whānau Status Report is the first in a series that aims to enrich understanding of family and whānau wellbeing.

The report builds a platform upon which the Families Commission and other organisations can measure and monitor the wellbeing of families and whānau, and provides a starting point to identify where further research or data is needed, including exploring better integration and analysis of existing and potential new data sets. This first report does not rate family or whānau wellbeing and is not presented as a ‘scorecard’. Rather, it presents insights and initial thinking around what is required to enable the Commission to engage in measuring family and whānau wellbeing.

We at The Tindall Foundation think this is an insightful report in to the history and current status of families in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Read the Families and Whānau Status Report 2013 here. To visit the Families Commission here.