Stormwater disposal via soakage in the Auckland region
Author:G Strayton, M Lillis, Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd
Source:Auckland Council Stormwater Unit
Soakage is a well-known method of disposal of stormwater in the basalt areas around the Auckland Region and within the Papakura peat. The knowledge base with regard to the character of the majority of the Auckland Isthmus basalt aquifers has grown and the potential of the aquifers to accommodate soakage is now better understood. The state of knowledge of the Papakura peats is based on a 2006 review of the available soakage testing that has been carried out in the Papakura area based on property file records of applications for disposal of stormwater to ground.
Quality of Life survey 2012. Results for Auckland
Author:Quality of Life Project, Nielsen
Source:Quality of Life in New Zealand's Largest Cities Project, www.qualityoflifeproject.govt.nz
Topics:Quality of life
This report presents the results for Auckland from the 2012 Quality of Life in New Zealand's Largest Cities survey. The Quality of Life project began in 1999, and emerged from concerns about the impacts of urbanisation on the well-being of residents in the main urban areas in New Zealand. The Quality of Life survey asks residents about their perceptions of living and working in large urban areas.
Priced out. How New Zealand lost its housing affordability
Author:Michael Bassett, Luke Malpass, New Zealand Initiative
Source:New Zealand Initiative, www.nzinitiative.org.nz
This review of affordable housing explains the many factors instrumental in slowing construction, thus producing today's shortage of new homes. The availability of affordable mortgages; the efforts of home building companies; the state of the economy at any particular moment; and the cooperation, or otherwise, of local authorities and planners - all have played a part in producing a situation where widely available new housing has given way to unaffordable housing for those wanting to take the first step up the homeownership ladder.
New Zealand General Social Survey 2010. Results for Auckland
Author:Amanda Gilbertson, Tony Stones-Havas
Source:Research, Investigations and Monitoring Unit Auckland Council
Topics:Demographics and society
The New Zealand General Social Survey (NZGSS) is a two-yearly national survey conducted byStatistics New Zealand that provides information on the well-being of New Zealanders aged 15years and over. Face-to-face interviews with 8550 individuals were conducted by Statistics New Zealand between April 2010 and March 2011. This report presents data for the 1,961 Auckland respondents.
More than churches, rugby & festivals: a report on the state of Pasifika people in New Zealand
Author:Alan Johnson, Ronji Tanielu, Salvation Army
Source:Salvation Army, Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit
Topics:Demographics and society
This report focuses on Pacific people in New Zealand and considers social indicators from five social areas: housing, incomes and poverty, crime and justice, children and youth, and social hazards. Data about Pacific people is provided in each of these areas, as well as a brief chronology of the Government's recent responses to these social issues. Innovative policy ideas and developments that could work to address some of these issues are discussed, and there are various case studies on specific social policy issues.
Media specification for stormwater bioretention devices
Author:Elizabeth A Fassman, Robyn Simcock, Simon Wang
Source:Auckland Council Research, Investigations and Monitoring Unit, RIMU
Bioretention devices including rain gardens are a Low Impact Design (LID) device primarily used to treat pollutants found in stormwater runoff. The filter media (or fill media) used in bioretention is a critical component to ensure effective bioretention performance. The current design advice in Auckland is a generic “sandy loam, loamy sand, loam, or a loam/sand mix (35-60% sand), with a maximum of 25% clay content” (ARC 2003).
Labour market and skills in Auckland 2013
Source:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation, RIMU
Topics:Economy, business and industry, Education and skills
Auckland has faced a number of significant economic challenges in the last four years. These challenges have been reflected in significant job losses, worsening unemployment and underemployment, and an increased rate of disengagement from the labour market, particularly for young Aucklanders and Māori and Pasifika communities. This report collates data relating to the labour market and skills training in Auckland.
Inner city residents survey research report 2013
Author:Auckland Council, Michelle Irving, Stuart Jeffcoat, Mobius Research and Strategy Ltd
Source:Auckland Council, Waitematā Local Board
Topics:Demographics and society, Housing
A report on a survey of people living in Auckland's city centre, CBD. At the 2013 census, 26,300 people were living in Auckland's inner city. Most live in apartments, and many are international students.
Industry snapshot for Auckland: niche manufacturing
Source:Auckland Council, Research, Investigations and Monitoring
The report looks at a component of Auckland's manufacturing sector, "niche manufacturing", and its contribution to the Auckland and New Zealand economies. Auckland Council technical report TR2013/016.
Industry snapshot for Auckland: creative sector
Source:Auckland Council, Research, Investigations and Monitoring Unit
An overview and assessment of the Auckland creative industries sector. Auckland Council technical report, TR2013/028.
Immigrant entrepreneurship and tax compliance. A literature review
Author:Paul Spoonley, Trudie Cain, Sylvia Yuan, Inland Revenue Department
Source:Inland Revenue Department, June 2013
Immigrant entrepreneurship and businessownership has become an increasingly prominentphenomenon in New Zealand economic life. However, little is known about the tax complianceattitudes and behaviours of these businessowners. This report provides an overview of thenational and international literature on theownership and operation of immigrant businesses,including in New Zealand, identifies the associatedtax implications of immigrant entrepreneurship,and identifies gaps in the existing literature.
Housing matters December 2013
Source:Auckland Council, Chief Economist
A specialist report on the Auckland housing market with in-depth analysis and the latest statistics. Housing Matters is published in June and December each year.