Technical publications and research

Technical reports

2014

Year of publication/report number

Title of report

GD2014/01

GD2014/01 Use of background air quality data in resource consent applications (PDF 3.9MB)

A user guide that provides advice on the use of ambient air quality datasets to represent 'background' air quality in assessments of environmental effects in Auckland.

TR2014/001 

TR2014/001 Marine sediment contaminant monitoring: organic contaminant data review 2003-2010 (PDF 1.01MB)

A report on data about organic contaminants in marine sediments. The data was collected in the Auckland Council’s sediment contaminant monitoring programme, 2003-2010.

TR2014/003 

TR2014/003 Waiuku Estuary aquatic environment information review (PDF 4.7MB)

The report reviews and summarises environmental data and trends, and identifies environmental monitoring information gaps for the Waiuku Estuary.

TR2014/004

TR2014/004 Testing and applying the MarHADS tool in the Auckland Council region (PDF 2.1MB)

A report on the Auckland trials of the marine habitat assessment decision support tool (MarHADS) conducted by NIWA in selected Auckland locations. For example, mangrove forests in the Whangateau and Tamaki estuaries.

TR2014/005

TR2014/005 Assessing the carbon abatement reduction potential in Auckland’s energy resilience and low carbon action plan (PDF 760KB)

An update and overview of Auckland Council's energy resilience and low carbon action plan

TR2014/007

TR2014/007 Benchmarking Auckland's stormwater management practices against the Water Sensitive Cities framework (PDF 2.3MB)

An assessment of Auckland's stormwater management practices by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities at Monash University.

Other important associated documents are also available.

Independent peer review of stormwater benchmarking report (PDF 3.6MB)

A response to the independent peer review from Professor Tony Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (PDF 751KB)

TR2014/008

TR2013/008 Auckland Plan targets: a baseline report 2012 (PDF 5.3MB)

A report on Auckland Plan targets as at 2012.

TR2014/009

TR2014/009 Capacity for growth study 2013 (PAUP) Methodology and assumptions - Part  1 (PDF 9.3MB)

A report on the methodology and assumptions used in the Capacity for Growth Study 2013. See also: Capacity for growth study.

TR2014/010

TR2014/010 Capacity for growth study 2013 (Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan) Results (PDF 8.6MB)

A report on the results of the Capacity for Growth Study 2013. See also: Capacity for growth study.

TR2014/011

TR2014/011 2012 Home Heating Survey Results (PDF 1.2MB)

A report on the methodology and results of a survey of home heating undertaken by Auckland Council in August 2012.

TR2014/014

TR2014/014 Auckland Museum Moana - My Ocean Exhibition: A Social Return on Investment (SROI) Analysis (PDF 1MB)

A report on the results of a social return on investment (SROI) analysis of Auckland Museum's Moana - My Ocean exhibition.

TR2014/015

TR2014/015 Auckland air emissions inventory 2006 (PDF 11MB)

This report estimates air emissions in Auckland from four major sectors: transport, domestic, industry and biogenic, for the base year 2006 and projections for 2011.

TR2014/016

TR2014/016 Industry Snapshot: Construction and Engineering (PDF 1.4MB)

A report on the Auckland construction and engineering sector.

TR2014/017

TR2014/017 Milford retail centre report: current and future retail (PDF 4.1MB)

An assessment of retail activity in Milford using the Auckland Council’s retail economic evidence base.

TR2014/018

TR2014/018 Investigations into reducing emissions from heavy duty diesel vehicles in Auckland (PDF 1.6MB)

In 2003 the Auckland Regional Council began investigating emissions reductions options for heavy duty diesel vehicles. This report reviews the initiatives investigated from 2003 to 2010, and summarises the findings.

TR2014/019

TR2014/019 Dare to Explore III: Auckland Libraries’ summer reading adventure evaluation (PDF 1.3MB)

An evaluation of Auckland Libraries' summer reading programme, Dare to Explore, December 2013 to January 2014.

TR2014/020

TR2014/020 Auckland Council retrofit your home financial support programme: A Social Return on Investment (SROI) evaluation (PDF 2.1MB)

A social return on investment evaluation of Auckland Council's retrofit your home financial support programme.

TR2014/021

TR2014/021 Hoteo River catchment environment and socio-economic report (PDF 970KB)

A report on the biophysical, cultural, social and demographic conditions of the Hoteo River catchment for the Auckland Council's sustainable catchment management programme.

Browse all Hoteo catchment maps

TR2014/022

TR2014/022 Long-term vacant residentially zoned land in Auckland: reasons for prolonged land vacancy and development potential (PDF 2.5MB)

An assessment of the potential for housing development on vacant, residentially zoned land in Auckland identified as long-term vacant in 2012.

TR2014/023

TR2014/023 Soil quality for horticultural sites in the Auckland region 2013 and changes after 18 years (PDF 2.7MB)

A summary of soil analysis results from 26 Auckland horticultural sites in 2013, including comparisons with results from 1995-2000 and 2008.

TR2014/024

TR2014/024 Auckland Plan targets: monitoring report 2014 (PDF 1.5MB)

A report on the monitoring of Auckland Plan targets.

TR2014/025

TR2014/025 Auckland’s housing market spatial trends in dwelling prices and affordability for first home buyers (PDF 2.1MB)

The report examines Auckland house price trends and housing affordability over time.

TR2014/026

TR2014/026 The labour market and skills in Auckland 2014 (PDF 1.1MB)

The report collates and analyses data relating to the labour market and skills training in Auckland.

TR2014/027 TR2014/027 South Kaipara Head hornwort strategy (PDF 1.9MB)

A report on a strategy for managing the invasive aquatic weed hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) in south Kaipara lakes.

TR2014/028

TR2014/028 Future trends in motor vehicle emissions in Auckland (PDF 2.1MB)

The report estimates projected emissions from motor vehicles in Auckland for 2016, 2021, 2031 and 2041; and updates estimates for 2001, 2006 and 2011 using the most recent data.

TR2014/029

TR2014/029 Auckland motor vehicle emissions inventory (PDF 1.1MB)

A report on the methodology, assumptions, analysis and results of Auckland motor vehicle emissions estimates for 2001, 2006 and 2011.

TR2014/030 TR2014/030 Marine water quality annual report 2013 (PDF 1.7MB)

A report on results from the 2013 Auckland marine water quality monitoring programme.

TR2014/031 TR2014/031 An air quality index for Auckland: review of some international techniques and example data (PDF 2.1MB)

A report about the use of air quality indeces for reporting ambient air quality data to the public.

TR2014/032

TR2014/032 - State of the environment monitoring river water quality annual report 201 (PDf 1.8MB)

A report on results from the 2013 Auckland river water quality monitoring programme.

TR2014/033

TR2014/033 Ecological status of mangrove removal sites in the Auckland region (PDF 6.6MB)

TR2014/033 Ecological status of mangrove removal sites in the Auckland region - Appendix (PDF 2.8MB)

A report on a survey of trends in sediment characteristics and information about the state of plant and animal communities after mangroves were removed at 20 sites in Auckland.

See related bulletin:
Auckland Research and Policy Bulletin 1. Ecological status of mangrove removal sites in the Auckland region (PDF 961KB)

TR2014/034

TR2014/034 - New Zealand General Social Survey 2012: results for Auckland (PDF 461KB)

A report by Auckland Council's Research and Evaluation Unit on the Auckland results from the New Zealand General Social Survey published by Statistics New Zealand in 2012.

TR2014/035

TR2014/035 - Ambient air quality network in the Auckland region 2013 (PDF 17.4MB)

The report is an overview of Auckland Council's air quality monitoring network as at December 2013. It provides information about monitoring sites and which air pollutants are monitored.

TR2014/036

TR2014/036 - Personal exposure to noise and air pollution (PENAP) in the Queen Street Valley, Auckland (PDF 1.74MB)

The personal exposure to noise and air pollution (PENAP) project is an observation-based study of air quality and noise levels in downtown Auckland.

TR2014/037

TR2014/037 Benzene 1 3-butadiene and other volatile organic compounds in Auckland (PDF 7.5MB)

A summary of the results of air quality monitoring for volatile organic compounds in Auckland 2001-2013.

TR2014/039

TR2014/039 Marine sediment contaminant monitoring: 2013 data report (PDF 1MB)

A report on marine sediment contaminants data from Auckland Council's regional sediment contaminant monitoring proramme, November 2013.

TR2014/040

TR2014/040 Marine sediment contaminant monitoring 2012 and 2013 organic contaminants data report (PDF 1.3MB)

A report on data about persistent toxic organic contaminants from Auckland Council's marine sediment contaminant monitoring programme.

TR2014/041

TR2014/041 Marine sediment contaminant monitoring programme review of data quality and procedures (PDF 1.9MB)

A review of data quality and operations for Auckland Council’s marine sediment contaminant monitoring programme.

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