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From 1 December 2014, the Families Commission started operating as the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, or Superu for short.

We still have a focus on families and whanau. We are making the change because it better reflects HOW we do what we do. In early 2014, the legislation that governs us changed to give us the additional responsibilities of monitoring and evaluating programmes and interventions in the social sector, and to provide social science research into key issues, programmes and interventions.

In a nutshell, we’re responsible for finding out what works for families and whanau. Complex social issues deserve quality evidence to enable better-informed decisions. Decision-makers need to know what works and what doesn’t.

Our purpose is to increase the use of evidence by people across the social sector so that they make better decisions – about funding, policies or services – to improve the lives of New Zealanders, New Zealand’s communities, families and whānau.

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Welcome to the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, or Superu for short

You may have known us in the past as the Families Commission. We are still focused on families and whānau, and have changed our name so it better reflects what we do.

Our purpose is to increase the use of evidence by people across the social sector so that they can make better decisions – about funding, policies or services – to improve the lives of New Zealanders, New Zealand’s communities, families and whānau.

We work across the social sector to:
• promote informed debate on key social issues for New Zealand, its families and whānau, and increase awareness about what works
• grow the quality, relevance and quantity of evidence in priority areas
• facilitate the use of evidence by sharing it and supporting its use in decision-making.

New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse

Superu funds the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse. It delivers quality evidence to inform cross-sector family violence prevention strategies.

How to Choose the Right Makeup Brushes

 

A good makeup brush is an indispensable tool used for applying makeup to the face or body. The brush can be made of synthetic or natural fibers, while the handle usually consists of wood or metal. Most of these brushes have several bristles, which are used for various applications. Depending on the brush’s size and shape, it can either be used on the face or in the upper lip.

Makeup brushes make the job easier because it helps in creating different effects to the makeup. By using a good brush, you will find that your makeup will last longer. But before you use one, there are certain things that you should know.

The first thing to consider is the length of the brush. It is ideal to get the brush that is long enough to reach from the eye to the eyebrow. Make sure that the size of the brush that you choose is not too small for the purpose. For instance, if you are applying concealer on the eyes, then get a brush that is long enough so that you can reach the eyelashes. And if you are using powder on the cheekbones, get a large brush that will cover all the creases and ridges.

When choosing makeup brushes, you have to consider the kind of bristles. Synthetic bristles are preferred by women as they are flexible and easy to manipulate. Some synthetic bristle brushes are available in a variety of colors and styles, which helps in creating an appealing look for the face. However, synthetic brushes also tend to cause some skin irritation and redness, especially when it gets wet.

You also need to consider the hair types. Most brushes designed for use on the face have soft hair that can easily blend with the skin. Some bristle brushes are designed with hair that is short and stubby, which helps in creating a more dramatic effect for those with long hair. However, it is important to choose a brush that does not cause any kind of damage to your hair or scalp. You should not use a brush that is too tight because it can cause the hair to be damaged.

Another aspect to consider when buying a good makeup brush is the material. While synthetic brushes may look more elegant, they are less durable. When you are using a brush on your skin, you will find that synthetic brushes are more durable than wood or metal brushes. because they are made of synthetic materials.

In addition to the brushes, you also need to consider the applicator of the makeup brushes. These applicators come in different shapes and sizes, which help in applying the makeup evenly. Some are made of cloth, but some are made of metal. The type of applicator you choose depends on the way you are going to use the brushes.

Most brushes are designed with detachable applicators, which allow you to control the amount of makeup you want to apply. Therefore, you can be sure that you are getting the right amount of makeup on your face. While a lot of the brushes are made of synthetic, some brushes have detachable applicators, as well. To create more variety, you can also buy a brush that has both a detachable applicator and a wand applicator.

Most brushes are designed with two ends. This helps to ensure that the brush can be used with both damp and oil-free makeup. The brushes are made of different materials, so you will find brushes that are made of cotton, silk, synthetic fibers, and other types of materials. Some brushes come with detachable bristles and also a comb.

When choosing a brush, you can use different types of bristles depending on the application that you are going to use it for. You can get a sponge brush, powder brush, or pressed brush. A sponge brush is a great tool that allows you to apply foundation to your face. while pressing in order to get a smooth finish. If you are going to use a pressed brush, then it should be soft to apply powder evenly on your face.

If you are going to use a powder brush, then you should consider using a powder brush, which allows you to blend the makeup into your skin easily. You can also use a loose powder brush, which can provide you with a smudge-free finish. and even out your makeup.

Buy Sex Toys Online

 

There are literally hundreds of different sites that you can buy sex toys from. The good thing about buying these things online is that you get to search through a wider selection and also you can have much more personal control over the whole process.

You can also find a variety of options, including toys that are specially made for couples, thongs, and even sex dolls. You can choose from various different websites. These sites will generally have some sort of “buy it now” option that you just have to pay a small fee and then that’s it, you have your toys delivered right to your door. This is a great way to shop if you have a very tight budget or if you want to make sure you are getting a lot of variety in your sexual toys.

There are a number of things to keep in mind when you are buying sex toys online. For one thing, some of these toys are going to be much more expensive than other products because they are made out of higher quality materials. This means that you might pay a bit more but in the end you will have a much better product overall.

You should also make sure that the site you are using has a refund or return policy in place. In the event that you are not satisfied with the products, you should be able to get a full refund from the company or at least get a partial refund, depending on how much money you spent on the items.

The best thing to do when buying sex toys is to take your time and really do your research. Once you have found a few websites that you think are reputable, you should start looking for reviews about each of them.

Reviews will tell you how well the company does and what kind of products they offer. You will be able to tell a lot about how reliable the manufacturer is as well. This is very important if you are going to be buying toys in bulk, since you may have to pay a lot of money for these products if you want to purchase them in bulk.

Take your time when you are looking around online and see if you can find any reviews about any of the different sex toys you are considering buying. After you have done that you will be ready to browse through the different options and find one that is perfect for you. You might have to spend some time looking around online, so make sure to take your time.

The key to buying sex toys online is finding the right one for you. Make sure that you are taking your time and researching all of your options to make sure you find the best product.

You will need to be careful when you buy sex toys online and make sure that you get all of the details from the company that you are buying from. These sites are a great place to buy sex toys, but you need to make sure you know all of the things about the product before you buy it.

If you are not careful when you are buying sex toys online, you could end up wasting money on something that you might not want. It is better to know ahead of time what you are getting into so that you are not left with something that you are unhappy with.

Another great thing to do before you even start shopping for sex toys is to try them out. This way, you will know if they are going to work for you.

Find some reviews on them and see if they feel comfortable and feel good in your hands. If they do feel good then you are ready to make a purchase.

Coffee Tables – Adding Elegance to Your Home

 

A coffee table is an elegant style of low, rounded table that is generally designed to be mounted on the wall behind a sofa or love seat for easy access of coffee cups, or other small objects, such as book coasters, beverage coasters, and other decorative items to be used while enjoying a meal. There are a wide variety of styles of coffee tables available in department stores, furniture showrooms, online furniture retailers, and even in some houses of worship. The first thing you should do when shopping for a coffee table is to decide what type of decor you want to create. The color and style of your tables will not only provide an elegant focal point but will also help to create a welcoming ambiance in the room.

It is important to determine the size of the coffee table before beginning the shopping process. You should measure both the height and width of the space in your living or dining room where the table will be set up. You can also measure the area directly in front of the furniture where the table will sit for best results. If you don’t have an accurate measurement, you may have to purchase a coffee table that will not fit in your space, or that will be too big. Before you begin shopping, ask the salesperson to provide you with a scale. You should never use the same scale for measurements for different types of furniture, as different pieces can vary in size.

There are many different styles of coffee tables that you can choose from. Some of them come in traditional or modern designs, while others are made from materials such as glass and metal. You can find coffee tables in wood, wrought iron, wicker, or metal, and even porcelain. Each type of material has its own unique appearance, and each one can enhance the design of your room. A wood coffee table can bring a traditional look to any room, while a metal coffee table adds a contemporary or rustic feel to a room. You can find tables made entirely of glass or made of a combination of wood, metal, or porcelain.

If you are looking for something that will create a modern look in your room, you can find beautiful tables that are made out of steel or wood, or even leather. These beautiful tables can be found in a wide array of sizes and styles and colors. They will add a sleek, contemporary look to any room, but can also give it a more contemporary or modern feel if the style of the table is modern, sleek and understated, or intricate and very busy and vibrant and detailed if the style is classic.

A coffee table that is made out of wood, such as oak, will add a more traditional and rustic look to a living room, while a glass coffee table made of wrought iron or a mirrored glass coffee table adds a more modern look to a dining room. Both of these styles of table can be painted, stained, or varnished to create a more detailed look. Another popular option is a coffee table made of metal, like an iron wrought iron coffee table. This style looks more like a table made of wood and adds some depth to the look of the room.

You may even want to consider a coffee table that has a raised area for a shelf to hold drinks or to keep a book open to read while talking. Most coffee tables have a shelf in the center of the table that will make it convenient for you to set down napkins or cups and glasses for easy access. or to read while enjoying dinner. Some also have a table top made from a metal frame that is open on the bottom, allowing you to store small dishes, such as plates and silverware, or glasses for easier access.

Glass coffee tables are available in a variety of different designs, including some with elaborate floral designs or other unusual designs. A glass coffee table can be found with a table top made out of either glass or crystal. Both types of coffee tables are available in various styles and sizes. A table made from a single type of glass, like a mirror or China crystal table, will blend in perfectly in a small room. Glass coffee tables can also add character to a room with their unique shapes. Many designs have a mirror on the table top which allows you to see what you are eating or reading while eating, or talking.

A glass coffee table can add a touch of elegance to a room with a table that makes it look more elegant and formal, or it can give your room a more modern, rustic feel. If your room already has a classic style, then a table made from glass or crystal can add an element of whimsy, depending on the style and look of your room. If your room is decorated in a more modern style than a coffee table that is designed with a more contemporary style can add a modern edge.

How to Choose the Best Carpet Cleaning Company

 

Take the time to travel around New Zealand and you will find carpet cleaning Auckland. This can be one of the most enjoyable activities for those that want to relax and enjoy the outdoors. This is a wonderful way to avoid the large crowds that many of the popular beaches and resorts attract.

Many people enjoy being outdoors, but they do not like it when it rains or snow. This means that they need to be protected from the elements so that they can get the best out of their holidays. Luckily, there are some simple things that anyone can do that will help them get through the worst weather and keep them dry and safe.

One of the first things that you can do is make sure that you bring along a sweater to keep you warm when it snows and that you bring along a pair of sneakers or flip flops when you are outside to play your favorite outdoor sports. You also want to make sure that you do not have any woolen products near your home. Wool is especially bad because it does not breathe well and so it will quickly become saturated with water.

Even though you are outdoors, you still need to wear some kind of long sleeve clothing in order to avoid the sun, which can cause damage to your skin and hair. In fact, if you are lucky enough to be able to have a tanning booth at your resort, then you should use this when you get out of the water. Otherwise, it is good to cover up with a shirt and shorts.

If you choose to take your carpet cleaning outside, you will need to protect yourself from the elements and you should also make sure that you take the proper precautions. Make sure that you do not wear flip flops or get into wet sandals. This is because you will quickly become soaked and will be unable to dry yourself properly.

In fact, many times during the winter months, the weather can turn very cold and windy. It is important to make sure that you keep your windows closed and try to stay off the ground as much as possible. If you do not have any protective clothing, then you should wear pants and t-shirts that will keep you warm.

If you are outside during the winter months, you will also want to consider other ways to protect yourself. For example, you should wear loose-fitting clothing, such as long Johns and shirts that will not trap the heat. This can prevent sunburns and you should also ensure that you protect your face from the sun, especially if you are outside all day.

If you decide to use a carpet cleaning company, then you should make sure that you check their qualifications and the services that they offer. They should also provide you with all of the necessary paperwork. This way, you can be sure that you will get the results that you want.

The best carpet cleaning company in Auckland will also make sure that you have the best equipment and training available to ensure that you get the best results and that you are protected from the elements. In fact, you can request samples from the different types of cleaning agents that they have on hand. This is a good idea if you are considering making a purchase.

There are a number of things that you should look for when you are choosing a carpet cleaning company. The first thing that you should look for is if they have the proper liability insurance in case there is an accident and damage is done to your home. If you decide to use one of the many companies that offer cleaning services, you should make sure that they are covered by this type of insurance.

In addition, you should take a look at the cost of the carpet cleaning if you are considering using a company to clean your carpets. This is important because it can vary depending on what type of business you are using. You should also ask how many pieces of carpet can be cleaned at one time and how long the carpet cleaning will take.

The last thing that you should ask about is the service that you will receive if you are paying for the carpet cleaning. and you should also make sure that you know what you will be responsible for in terms of the costs. if there is an accident and damage is done to your home.

The Things to Know About Buying a House in the North Shore

 

If you are interested in buying or washing a house in the North Shore area, you should read this article. In it you will find information about the good things to do in the North Shore and in this part of New England. You can rest assured that there is much to be enjoyed and that the North Shore is not only affordable but fun and exciting as well.

The North Shore of Cape Cod is one of the most popular areas in Massachusetts. It is an area that is visited by millions of people each year. Many of them decide to buy a house in the North Shore because of its great location. It is located next to Long Island Sound and it is not too far from Boston.

There are many aspects to remember when buying a house in the North Shore. However, most of these areas are often times very affordable. They have high property values and they are not overly expensive. The area has certain characteristics that make it perfect for all types of buyers.

The first thing to know about real estate in the North Shore is that you do not have to be a millionaire in order to buy a house in the area. The houses here can cost you less than you think and you do not need to own an oceanfront condo to enjoy the great locations. If you want to own a home, you can buy one that is located in the heart of the North Shore and you do not have to own one of the gated communities.

When looking at real estate, it is important to get an idea of the average amount that is spent on houses in the area. This amount can help you understand how much your house could be worth. The North Shore area is a small area and most of the homes sell quickly. Because of this, the average price you will pay is rather high.

Buying a house in the North Shore should not be taken lightly because you will need to live in the home for a while before you will be able to see if you would like to live there. If you are interested in buying a house, you should check out the area as soon as possible. The area is large and it is only getting bigger and you should explore the possibilities before making a decision.

When looking at houses in the North Shore, you need to know that the prices are always changing. Some times they will be high and other times they will be low. When the economy picks up again, the prices will rise again.

When buying real estate, you will need to have some knowledge of the area in order to find a home that will work for you. You need to know what type of neighborhood you want to live in. You should also know the price range and you should be familiar with the type of amenities you need.

When buying real estate, you should take a look at the community before making a purchase. This will help you understand the amenities you need to live in the area. It can also help you decide whether or not you can afford the real estate.

One of the most common mistakes when buying real estate is making the mistake of being overzealous in what you want to do. It is important to not rush into a purchase. There is no sense in spending money on something that is not going to be right for you.

There are plenty of great neighborhoods to choose from when buying real estate in the North Shore. The majority of these neighborhoods are very affordable and you should be able to get yourself a great home for a reasonable price. This will help you feel at ease about making a purchase.

If you are looking for a home to buy, you should check out the real estate for the North Shore. This is a great neighborhood to live in and it has a very desirable location. It is a great place to live in and you will be very happy with your purchase.

How To Find The Best Painters In Auckland

 

What is the best way to find the best painters in Auckland? It depends on the scope of your project. If you are trying to put together a small, intimate studio apartment, then it may be a little easier.

Painting one’s house is a hobby that many people take up. This is why people often have to settle for limited choices when it comes to finding the best painters in Auckland. Having a more limited budget does not mean that you should give up. You can still make some headway.

To begin with, one must have a good painting company in mind. While there is no dearth of them, you have to search around. You do not want to get stuck with the first painting company that you meet with. It will not give you the best painting experience.

If you cannot find any painters who are local to you, then you can look online. It is essential that you find a company that has been around for a long time. There are those who leave from Brisbane, Australia and find that they are not satisfied with the quality of their painting.

The best thing about the internet is that you have access to literally thousands of people. They are all out there looking for a great paint job. It would be a good idea to consider these people as your friends.

Look at the reviews that they have posted. Be open to a variety of opinions. Learn from their experience so that you can follow in their footsteps.

If you are having a big painting session for a small studio apartment, then it is good to start with smaller projects. Think about the types of projects that they have done. This is an advantage that most individuals overlook.

Since most of us have one or two projects that we have to finish off before going home, it would be a waste of money to work on something that has not been completed yet. Work on one of the projects before moving on to the next one. Make sure that you understand the entire scope of what the painting company is offering. This will help you prepare for the project.

Remember that one of the things that you need to know is the limitations of your painting capabilities and how far you can go to fill in the different rooms of your studio apartment. Talk to the company about this. They may have some limitations for you as well.

The price you pay for the painting services does not necessarily mean that you will cover certain areas. The company will charge based on the project. If the company offers a painting job that exceeds your capabilities, then you will pay for that as well.

It is important that you do your research and choose the cheapest company possible. In this way, you will get the best value for your money. This will be worth the cost when you are able to take your painting home and start to enjoy it.

You will be glad that you did this if it helps you achieve the best results in the end. It is all in your hands. Find the best painters in Auckland and be amazed at the fantastic results that you will get.

How to Spot a Possible Pest Problem

 

A lot of New Zealanders have heard the phrase “pest control in East Auckland”. They might have heard it from friends or family, or the news, or people they have worked with in the past. For many of them, it has a familiar ring to it – you’re likely to hear it the next time you need a quick fix for a small household problem.

What exactly is pest control and what is pest control in East Auckland? To get an idea of how this works, here’s an overview of how people in New Zealand are exposed to pests in their day-to-day lives.

Your Land is Your Home’s Boon – Your Land Is Your Home’s Boon Your home is a building – it’s not only where you live and sleep but also where you build your life. Pest infestation, mites, small rodents, snakes, and more can invade your home and find their way into your home.

Pests can come in different ways to you – one can be common in your home such as ants, termites, and rats. But it’s important to note that these are more often at the tip of your nose and will make themselves right at home.

You may also notice small mammals, insects, and insects crawling through your floorboards and walls. These pests can be quite difficult to see but by carefully inspecting the area, you’ll quickly know if you’ve a pest infestation.

Pests can also be found outside your home such as birds, reptiles, mice, rats, and other pests. These pests can be inside your home too, although it is generally more difficult to spot them since they are hiding in crevices, under furniture, and inside your walls.

Your Food Will DeterThem From You – The Food You Eat Will Deter Pests In most cases, you are exposed to pests each day. Some of these exposures happen while you are sleeping, while others happen while you are in the shower, at work, or while cleaning your home.

You also have the chance to pick up a few pests yourself from plants, food, and soil. By looking at the colors of the items and smelling them, you can easily tell if something is really pest infested or just an “annoying” problem.

Taking Note of the Signs of Pests – How to Tell When They Are Here Pests are everywhere, and if you don’t know how to keep an eye out for them, you could end up dealing with a big problem that could cost you a lot of money. What are some signs of pests?

Most pests will go away on their own, but there are also some pests that can be a nuisance – no matter how “annoying” they are to you, it is still likely that you will need pest control in East Auckland. One example of these pests is cats, especially the outdoor ones.

These pests can be a nuisance in your house, and some are more noticeable than others. If you notice that there are mice running around in the living room, then you have a serious pest problem.

The first step in getting pest control in East Auckland is knowing how to spot these pests when they are around. This can be the difference between dealing with pests for a short period of time and a long term problem that could cost you a lot of money.