Pacific babies

NZ Pacific family study reaches turning point

The Pacific Island family study follows the lives of around 1400 Pacific babies born at south Auckland's Middlemore Hospital.

Auckland University of Technology's Dan Tautolo said the longitudinal study consisted of annual interviews with parents as well as the participants.

Dr Tautolo says 2018 was a big year for the study as it had entered a key phase of the children entering early adulthood and for many leaving high school.