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Welcome to Knowledge Auckland

We provide research, information, analysis and data about

Auckland's communities, the Auckland economy and the Auckland environment.

This website is managed by Auckland Council's

Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU

Please also visit RIMU's special websites for expert data and research information:
Auckland counts for Auckland's census data
Auckland economic profile for information about Auckland's economy
Environmental data online and State of Auckland 
for Auckland environment data and the State of Auckland report cards
Auckland Council technical publications are also published on the council's website


Doing medium density well. New Structural Solutions: Fire and Noise

Date: 24 May 2017 6:30pm - 24 May 2017 8:00pm

Venue: University of Auckland, Engineering lecture theatre, 401:439

Speakers: Richard Hunt

Winstone Wallboards' Richard Hunt is a structural engineer with a PhD in Engineering and has spent 15 years as a research fellow and senior lecturer at the University of Auckland. He has had major involvement in the development of many structural timber codes such as NZS3603 and NZS3622.

Data, evidence and the public discourse

Date: 25 May 2017 5:30pm - 25 May 2017 7:00pm

Venue: Russell McVeagh, L30, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland

Speakers: Alan Johnson

Institute of Public Administration New Zealand


RIMU Insights: Talking ethnic diversity and immigration in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Date: 6 June 2017 5:00pm - 6 June 2017 7:00pm

Venue: Aotea Centre, Upper NZI Rooms, Aotea Square, Auckland

Speakers: Panel, see below

Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU) and Massey University’s Auckland Knowledge Exchange Hub

A discussion on ethnic diversity and immigration in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

The current debate around immigration and ethnic diversity is complex. Auckland has now reached superdiverse status, with 40 per cent of its population overseas-born.

The consequences of this phenomenon are evident as both immigrants and those born locally navigate a rapidly changing environment. The debate is also, at times, divisive. On the one hand, immigration benefits the local economy and immigrants are embraced for their social and cultural contributions. On the other hand, immigrants are often blamed for the challenges facing Auckland: the city’s inflated house prices and pressures on the city’s natural resources and infrastructure, for example. With the backdrop of Trump and Brexit, ethnic diversity and immigration will be major issues in the upcoming 2017 election. This event will provide the opportunity for Aucklanders to ask some hard questions about the implications of ethnic diversity and immigration for the future of our city.

Convenor: Trudie Cain, Massey University

Facilitator: Fezeela Raza, Auckland Council

Panel of speakers: Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie; Precious Clark; Jenny Lim; Paul Spoonley; and Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho

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Global financial ethics in the age of Trump

Date: 6 June 2017 5:00pm - 6 June 2017 7:00pm

Venue: University of Auckland Business School, level 0, OGGB4, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland

Speakers: Dr Kara Tan Bhala

This lecture will begin with an overview of what “global financial ethics” is, why and to whom it matters, and how it is applied (or not applied), plus explain the work of the non-profit Seven Pillars Institute.

Both the deep philosophical and financial theories underpinning the practice of financial ethics will be covered, and the current state of this practice in banks and securities firms world-wide reviewed.

Then, the lecture will focus on case studies from the Trump Financial Ethics Watch Series of the Institute, that is, the myriad of global financial ethics issues arising in the Trump Administration. Additional case studies, such as Bitcoin, also will be noted.

About Dr Kara Tan Bhala

Kara is the President and founder of Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics, the world’s only independent think tank for research, education, and promotion of financial ethics.

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