Land covenants in Auckland and their effect on urban development
Source:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Topics:Capacity for growth, Infrastructure, Land use
A covenant is a contract or promise between parties that binds them to obligations in a contract for a fixed period of time, or in perpetuity. Covenants ‘run with the land’, meaning they bind owners of the land to a covenant’s condition. In recent decades they have become a common method for developers to control how future owners of land develop and maintain land in New Zealand (Quality Planning, 2013; New Zealand Productivity Commission, 2015).
Kei a tātou. It is us. State of the nation report 2018
Topics:Demographics and society, Economy, business and industry, Education and skills, Housing, Quality of life, Transport
The State of the Nation report this year is the eleventh report The Salvation Army’s Social Policy Parliamentary Unit has completed. New Zealand as a nation has changed in many ways over this time and each of these reports have served as markers along the way. In this report, we have analysed the 2017 year, measuring the key social indicators, as previously, but we have also endeavoured to look back over 10 years to provide an indicator of social progress over a more extended period of time.
Kaipara Harbour sediment mitigation study: summary
Author:Adam Daigneault, Malclom Green, Streamlined Environmental Ltd
Source:Streamline Environmental Ltd
Topics:Economy, business and industry, Marine
Northland Regional Council (NRC) with support from Auckland Council (AC) and Ministry for the Environment (MfE) have contracted a consortium led by Streamlined Environmental Ltd and consisting of Streamlined Environmental, Landcare Research, NIWA, and the University of Otago, to conduct the Kaipara Harbour Sediment Mitigation Study (KHSMS). The first objective of the KHSMS is to develop a catchment economic model for use in assessing the economic costs and environmental benefits of a range of scenarios for mitigating sediment losses to rivers and estuaries within the Kaipara Harbour catchment. The second aim of the Study is to develop a management tool for use in formulating consistent farm-scale sediment mitigation plans.
Integrating the FARMLUC classification into planning and policy decision-making. ARPB 4
Author:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit RIMU
Source:Auckland Council, Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Topics:Capacity for growth, Soil
The land use capability (LUC) classification describes eight classes of land across New Zealand1. The versatility of the land decreases as you move from LUC class 1 through the scale towards class 8. LUC class 1 land is defined as being highly versatile with negligible physical limitations for arable or rural farming use, whereas LUC class 8 is classified as land which has very severe to extreme physical limitations making it unsuited to agricultural, horticultural or plantation forestry use.
Increasing voter turnout using behavioural insights
Author:Miriam Williams, Jesse Allpress, Esther Rootham
Source:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit RIMU
Topics:Democracy and governance, Demographics and society
New Zealand local government elections take place every three years by postal vote. Auckland Council is responsible for ensuring all eligible Aucklanders can participate in the city’s elections. With a voter turnout of less than 40 per cent (38.
How rapid transit access adds to property values
Author:Shane Martin, David Norman, Auckland Council Chief Economist
Source:Auckland Council Chief Economist
Topics:Economy, business and industry, Transport
We would expect that properties in Auckland’s rapid transit network catchments (the train and northern busway stations) would sell for more money given the additional amenity that comes from access to frequent, faster public transport. Our analysis shows that the maximum walk-up distance to the rapid transit network (RTN) that adds value to a property is shorter than we had anticipated although there are several likely reasons for this we have not been able to model. Nevertheless, homes that are well-served by trains or express buses command a significant premium over those that are not.
Housing instability in Tāmaki Makaurau. Stories from single mothers and front-line service providers
Author:Auckland Council Community and Social Policy Department, Innovation Unit
Source:Auckland Council Community and Social Policy Department | Innovation Unit
Topics:Demographics and society, Housing
*A homelessness plan for Tāmaki Makaurau* Auckland Council is working with partners to develop a regional, cross sectoral homelessness plan for Tāmaki Makaurau. Partners include government agencies, non-government service providers, philanthropic organisations, mana whenua, academia and the private sector. The plan will deliver collaborative, cross sectoral initiatives for the Auckland region, to ensure homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.
Housing and Urban Development Authority. Overview of proposals
Author:Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
Source:Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
Topics:Housing, Land use
The authority will be a new Crown agency with two key roles: Being a world class public landlord and leading small and large-scale urban development projects in partnership with other agencies, local government, iwi and private partners. It will consolidate all three essential centres of development capability. – Housing New Zealand and its subsidiary HLC, and KiwiBuild – and include Housing New Zealand’s existing role as a public landlord and in delivering housing products and services.
Growing prosperity. The Auckland Prosperity Index: challenges and opportunities
Author:Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development ATEED
Source:Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, ATEED
Topics:Demographics and society, Economy, business and industry
Across the developed world, there is increasing recognition that the nature of global growth following the Global Financial Crisis has not delivered equally for all communities. While the global economy has slowly recovered since 2012, it has become clear many of those who were less prosperous prior to the crisis remain so and are benefiting least from the recovery. There has been a huge growth in inequality, with the gap between rich and poor wider than at anytime since World War Two.
Future demographic trends for Māori – part two. Migration, urbanisation, diversity, identity
Author:Te Puni Kōkiri
Source:Te Puni Kōkiri
Topics:Demographics and society, Māori
Tātai tāngata ki te whenua Wāhanga Tuarua: Te Heke, te Noho Tāone, te Kanorau me te Tuakiri o te Ira Tāngata Future Demographic Trends for Māori – Part Two is the second in a series of three reports by Te Puni Kōkiri which collate a range of baseline population statistics, trends and projections for Māori. The series draws together data about the Māori population, the national population and the global population, in order to provide a wider, at times overlooked, context to the future challenges facing Māori. Together the reports cover ten demographic issues: population size, growth and age structure (this report) migration, urbanisation, diversity and identity (report two) households and families, work and education (report three).
Enhancing local government for Aucklanders. Response to the recommendations of the Local Government Commission
Author:Local Government Commission
Topics:Democracy and governance, Demographics and society
This report responds to recommendations of the Local Government Commission (‘the Commission”) made to Auckland Council under Section 31(1) of the Local Government Act 2002. The recommendations were made following the Commission’s consideration of reorganisation proposals arising from an application from the Northern Action Group proposing a separate Unitary Authority for North Rodney. While the recommendations are non-binding, Auckland Council is required to report back to the Commission by 22 June 2018 on its response to the recommendations, and again by 1 November 2018 on progress made against agreed actions.
Education snapshot: Auckland 2017. Commentary
Topics:Demographics and society, Education and skills
Snapshot Auckland 2017 brings together useful information on learning pathways in Auckland, from early learning, through school to tertiary education and employment. It looks at enrolments, staffing ratios, learning of te reo Māori and other languages, achievement and qualifications, and post-study employment and earnings. We’ve got some more detailed commentary below, but some of the highlights include: A special feature on how the high and rising cost of housing and living in Auckland is affecting education for students, families and teachers.