About A Better Start

Healthy and successful lives for tamariki

Partners and collaborators

A Better Start works with a range of partners and collaborators whose organisational goals and vision align closely with the Challenge.

Cure Kids

Cure Kids is a national child health research charity. In 2017, Cure Kids partnered with A Better Start in a joint $2.8 contestable funding round.


VHIN is the Virtual Health Information Network, The VHIN is a network of researchers, analysts and other professionals who use health data to generate insights that support the health and wellness of all New Zealanders.
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Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei  A Better Start has a memorandum of joint objectives with Whai Maia the cultural, social and environmental wing of the Auckland iwi.


We would like to acknowledge the contributions of those who helped in our set-up phase:

Distinguished Professor Dame Jane Harding of the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, Distinguished Professor Niki Davis of the University of Canterbury, Distinguished Professor Richard Faull of the University of Auckland, the late Emeritus Professor David Fergusson of the University of Otago and Cathy Wiley of the New Zealand Institute of Educational Research.

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