For more than 30 years, Te Whānau o Waipareira has provided a range of social and health services to West Auckland whānau. While these services have been designed to meet the specific needs of our community and to maximise health outcomes, these interventions have frequently been shaped according to Government, rather than community priorities. The proposed research is for the development of a research project that can profile and better understand the health and social needs of our community through an analysis of existing data collected as part of the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) longitudinal study. The GUiNZ study has collected a considerable amount of data, but has not yet provided detailed analysis of the Māori cohort or information specific to the West Auckland Māori Community. This study will be an opportunity for Māori health research to translate into Māori health through the direct application of the findings.