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Superu (Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit)
Agency overview
Formed 2003 (as the Families Commission)[1]
Headquarters Level 7, 110 Featherston
Agency executives
  • Len Cook, Families Commissioner
  • Dr Malcolm Menzies, Chief Executive

Superu, also known as the Social Policy Research and Evaluation Unit, is an autonomous New Zealand crown entity. It was established as the Families Commission under the Families Commission Act 2003 and the Crown Entities Act 2004 to advocate on behalf of families. In December 2014, it was restructured and renamed Superu under the Families Commission Amendment Act 2014.[1][2]

Its revised purpose is to increase the use of evidence by people across the New Zealand social sector so that they can make better decisions - about funding, policies and services - to improve the lives of New Zealand families.[1]

In 2017, the Government decided to disestablish Superu (Cabinet Minute SOC-17-MIN-0088). The Families Commission Act Repeal Bill is currently going through the select committee stage in the New Zealand Parliament, and Superu is expected to be disestablished by 30 June 2018.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Our role". Superu. Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Mussen, Deidre. "Families Commission shake up". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Families Commission Act Repeal Bill". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 

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