2017 World Internet Project Survey: results for Auckland
Source:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation, RIMU
Topics:Demographics and society, Education and skills
The internet is an important and necessary tool in many aspects of everyday life – at the workplace, in education and training, and in social and civic life. Understanding Aucklanders’ current internet access, usage patterns and attitudes toward the internet assists the council, its partners, including council-controlled organisations (CCOs), central government agencies and stakeholders in the private sector, to develop policies and programmes bringing positive change in internet use in Auckland. *The World Internet Project Survey* The World Internet Project is a survey on internet use and digital adoption that has been conducted every two years since 2000.
Auckland economic update January 2019
Author:Ross Wilson, Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit RIMU
Source:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Topics:Auckland economic update, Economy, business and industry, Housing
An overview of the Auckland economy for January 2019, in charts and graphs and with some commentary. Previous updates.
Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology
Date:4 February 2019, 9:00am - 8 February 2019, 4:30pm
8th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology Welcome to the first Polar and Alpine Microbiology conference in the Southern Hemisphere. This conference will continue with the tradition of a single session divided into thematic topics related to the exciting research being carried out globally in polar and alpine ecosystems. The conference is organised by The International Centre for Terrestrial Antarctic Research (ICTAR) at the University of Waikato and the local organising committee.
Conference to mark the retirement of the Chief Justice, Auckland, 31 January 2019
Date:31 January 2019, 8:20am - 1 February 2019, 5:00pm
Conference to mark the retirement of the Chief Justice, Auckland, 31 January 2019 - NZ Law Society The Legal Research Foundation, with the support of the New Zealand Law Foundation, is hosting a conference to mark the retirement of Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias. Distinguished international and local speakers will explore the direction of New Zealand law. Speakers include Justice Rosalie Abella, Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, Professor Stuart Banner, Norman Abrams Professor of Law, UCLA, Professor Richard Boast QC, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, Manuel Cepeda Espinosa, President Emeritus of the International Association of Constitutional Law and formerly a Justice and President of the Constitutional Court of Colombia, Sir Kenneth Keith QC, retired Judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Justice Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE CBE QC, formerly the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.
From Reverend Bayes in the 18th century to the smartphone
Date:13 February 2019, 3:00pm - 13 February 2019, 4:30pm
Reverend Bayes was searching for a proof of God's existence when he invented an experiment involving billiard balls. This experiment led him to a formula which is now known as Bayes’ formula. With this formula, new information from an experiment can be easily included in a statistical analysis.
International Research Conference on Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals
Date:24 January 2019, 8:00am - 25 January 2019, 5:00pm
We are delighted to announce the 1st International Research Conference on Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals 2019 (Tourism4SDGs19). Tourism4SDGs19, proudly hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, Massey University, will be held from 24-25 January 2019 at Massey University’s Albany campus, Auckland, New Zealand. The Sustainable Development Goals, ratified at the United Nations in 2015 and set to guide global development through to 2030, urge governments, industry and communities alike to engage in direct efforts to work in more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable ways.
Professional Disciplinary Tribunals: Research and Practice Conference 2019
Date:15 February 2019, 8:00am - 15 February 2019, 5:00pm
The keynote speech by Professor Bernadette McSherry will address proceedings for mental health and substance use issues with an international perspective across professions. Legal colleagues from New South Wales will be contributing international wisdom. The conference is dedicated to understanding how these New Zealand tribunals function: Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal Education Council Disciplinary Tribunal Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal.
Shopping malls and convention centres
Stats NZ press release: Shopping malls and convention centres drive commercial building consents Building consents for big commercial buildings, including shopping malls and convention centres, increased strongly in the year ended November 2018, Stats NZ said [11 January 2019]. The value of building consents issued for shops, restaurants, and bars; social and cultural buildings; factories; and farm buildings all increased between $100 million and $300 million over the period. Read more.
Summer School in Energy Economics
Date:18 February 2019, 9:00am - 21 February 2019, 4:00pm
The Summer School programme outlines key issues facing New Zealand, including dependence on imported liquid fuel, developing and integrating renewable sources of energy, public transport and climate change. The School is divided into two parts. The first part will review economic models for analysing energy policy, including basic models of supply and demand, and dynamic models demonstrating the role of uncertainty in energy policy analysis.