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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 2016 State of Auckland report cards
Auckland Council technical publications are also published on the council's website.


Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV) training course

Venue: Auckland Council office, 1 The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland

Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV) training course November and December 2016.

Stream Ecological Valuation is a science based approach to stream assessment, suitable for use throughout New Zealand. SEV is designed to capture functional ecological data and it can be used for baseline monitoring, restoration monitoring and for resource consent applications. 

The two-day course, which includes classroom teaching and a half-day field trip, will teach the use of SEV techniques and interpretation of the data generated.


$900 +GST

Includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.

Course dates: 29 and 30 November, 6 and 7 December 2016. To reserve your place and for more information please send inquires to

The dialectics of migration and refugee politics

Date: 6 December 2016 6:15pm - 6 December 2016 7:30pm

Venue: Auckland University, Owen G Glenn Building OGGB5, 12 Grafton Rd, Auckland

Speakers: Professor Harald Bauder

The dialectics of migration and refugee politics: how to interpret Germany’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis

National migration policies and politics engage in a dialectical relationship with the imagination of nationhood. This dialectical relationship unfolds differently in settler societies like Australia, Canada and New Zealand and a traditionally ethnic nation like Germany. This lecture employs the dialectical lens on migration to interpret Germany’s recent responses to the influx of refugees from Syria and other countries from the ‘Middle East’ and Africa.

Harald Bauder is an internationally recognised scholar in migration studies whose contributions include critical accounts of the political economy of immigration and settlement; labour market experiences of immigrants; and, immigration discourses in Canada and Germany. His most recent book Migration Borders Freedom problematizes the concept of the border and develops arguments for open borders and a world without borders.

Six questions for culture in the age of consumer health technologies

Date: 7 December 2016 11:30am - 7 December 2016 12:20pm

Venue: University of Auckland, Tamaki Campus, room 730-268

Speakers: Dr Ruth D’souza

“Wearables” are a growing segment within a broader class of health technologies that can support healthcare providers, patients and their families as a means of supporting clinical decision-making, promoting health promoting behaviours and producing better health literacies on both sides of the healthcare professional-consumer relationship. Mobile technologies have the potential to reduce health disparities given the growing ubiquity of smartphones as information visualisation devices, particularly when combined with real-time connections with personal sensor data.

This presentation reports on the findings from a seminar and stakeholder consultation organised by The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, in partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Research Unit in Public Cultures and the Better Health Channel.

Dr Ruth De Souza is the Stream Leader, Research Policy and Evaluation at the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health in Melbourne. Ruth has worked as a nurse, therapist, educator and researcher.

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