Technical publications and research

Technical reports

2015

Year of publication/report number

Title of report

TR2015/001 

TR2015/001 Industry snapshot for Auckland: international education (PDF 1.4MB)

An overview and assessment of Auckland’s international education sector.

TR2015/002

TR2015/002 To buy or not to buy? A spatial analysis of house prices and rents in Auckland, 2001-2013 (PDF 1MB)

The report assists with housing policy development and investigates the relationships between house prices and rents in Auckland, 2001-2013.

TR2015/003

TR2015/003 Te Muri Regional Park: Catchment Modelling: Technical Report March 2015 (PDF 1.9MB)

A report on the environmental and economic effects of a catchment-scale rehabilitation project for farming at Te Muri Regional Park, an Auckland Council farm park.

TR2015/004

TR2015/004 Auckland Industrial Air Emission Inventory 2011 (PDF 2.1MB)

The report estimates the air emissions in Auckland from consented industrial sources of air pollutants in 2011.

TR2015/005

TR2015/005 State of the environment monitoring: Auckland water quantity statement, 2012-2013 (PDF 10.3MB)

A report on stream water data, groundwater level data and the quantity of water abstracted in Auckland 1 June 2012 to 31 May 2013.

TR2015/006

TR2015/006 Central Waitematā Harbour ecological monitoring programme: Report on data collected between October 2000 and February 2014 (PDF 4.6MB)

A report on the results of the state of the environment monitoring programme for the Central Waitematā Harbour, October 2000 to February 2014. The programme monitors the ecological status of the harbour and determines any trends in macrobenthic communities and associated sediment.

TR2015/007

TR2015/007 State of the environment monitoring: Auckland lake water quality state and trends 12 December 2015 (PDF 10.9MB)

The report summarises Auckland lake water quality data, January 2009 to December 2012 and identifies significant water quality trends over the 20 years, January 1993 to December 2012 and the seven years, January 2006 to December 2012.

TR2015/008

TR2015/008 Kaipara Harbour ecological monitoring programme: Report on data collected between October 2009 and February 2014 (PDF 4.8MB)

A report on the results of the Kaipara Harbour ecological monitoring programme which checks the health of the harbour and investigates changes associated with development in the surrounding catchment.

TR2015/009

TR2015/009 Upper Waitematā Harbour ecological monitoring programme 2005-2014: Current status and trends (PDF 9.1MB)

A report on eight years of data collected from the Upper Waitematā Harbour monitoring programme, 2005 - 2014. It provides information about the current status of the benthic communities, sediment characteristics, and contaminant loadings at ten sites in the Upper Waitematā Harbour.

TR2015/010

TR2015/010 Auckland east coast estuarine monitoring programme: Report on data collected 2000 to October 2013 (PDF 8.6MB)

A report about Auckland’s east coast estuaries including the sediment characteristics of the estuaries; the overall health status of the estuaries (as measured by the benthic health models and the traits-based index); and the ecological changes resulting from increased sedimentation.

TR2015/011

TR2015/011 Auckland Economic Development Strategy monitoring report 2014 (PDF 1.1MB)

An update of the 2013 Economic Development Strategy baseline report, TR2013/036

The report discusses the current state and recent trends for all targets in the Auckland Economic Development Strategy.

TR2015/012

TR2015/012 The value of land, floorspace, and amenities: A hedonic price analysis of property sales in Auckland 2011-2014 April 2015 (PDF 4.7MB)

A report on the relationship between the characteristics of dwellings and neighbourhoods and residential property prices in Auckland 2011-2014.

See related bulletin:
Auckland Research and Policy Bulletin 2. The value of land, floorspace and amenities in Auckland (PDF 1.1MB)

TR2015/013

TR2015/013 Western Springs visitor survey 2015 (PDF 1.3MB)

The report presents the results of a survey of Western Springs Park visitors. The survey included questions about how visitors travelled to the park, why people came to the park, what visitors like most about the park and how it can be improved.

TR2015/014

TR2015/014 Assessment of the CLUES model for the implementation of the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management in the Auckland region (PDF 2.99MB)

An assessment and overview of the catchment land use for environmental sustainability (CLUES) model and its use for freshwater management in Auckland.

TR2015/015

TR2015/015 Ethnic precincts in Auckland: understanding the role and function of the Balmoral shops (PDF 2.4MB)

The report describes the results of a research project that investigated a specific ethnic precinct in Auckland - the Balmoral shops in Dominion Road. The purpose of the research was to better understand the social, spatial and economic role of the precinct.

TR2015/016

TR2015/016 The housing we'd choose. A study of housing preferences, choices and trade-offs in Auckland (PDF 4.1MB)

The housing we'd choose study collects new Auckland-specific evidence on the nature of housing demand in Auckland.

See also, housing choice and preference: a review of the literature - TR2015/019 (PDF 358KB)

TR2015/017

TR2015/017 Panmure Basin visitor survey 2015 (PDF 1.1MB)

The report presents the results of a survey of Panmure Basin visitors. The survey included questions about how visitors travelled to the park, why people came to the park, what visitors like most about Panmure Basin and how it can be improved.

TR2015/018

TR2015/018 Parrs Park visitor survey 2015 (PDF 2.3MB)

The report presents the results of a survey of Parrs Park visitors. The survey included questions about how visitors travelled to the park, why people came to the park, what visitors like most about Parrs Park and how it can be improved.

TR2015/019

TR2015/019 Housing choice and preference: a review of the literature (PDF 358KB)

A literature review that supports the Housing we'd choose study.

See also, The housing we'd choose. A study of housing preferences, choices and trade-offs in Auckland - TR2015/016 (PDF 4.1MB)

TR2015/020

TR2015/020 Soil Quality for Dairy and Converted Dairy Sites in the Auckland Region in 2014 and Changes after 18 years (PDF 7.3MB)

An assessment of the soil quality of Auckland dairy sites and changes over time.

TR2015/021

TR2015/021 Concentrations of Selected Trace Elements for Various Land Uses and Soil Orders within Rural Auckland (PDF 294KB)

Soil analysis results for various rural land uses sites in Auckland.

TR2015/022

TR2015/022 Papakura Stream faecal source investigation (PDF 3.7MB)

A report on the results of a microbial source tracking study of bacterial contamination in Papakura Stream.

TR2015/023

TR2015/023 Electronic consumer spending patterns in Northcote town centre (PDF 1.43MB)

An analysis of spending data for Norhcote that identifies where people are coming from when they visit Northcote; the geographic area that it serves; the level and pattern of retail and services activity in the centre; and the demographic profile of consumers.

TR2015/024

TR2015/024 Dare to Explore IV: Auckland Libraries' summer reading adventure evaluation (PDF 1.9MB)

An evaluation of Auckland Libraries' summer reading programme, Dare to Explore, December 2014 to January 2015.

TR2015/025

TR2015/025 Orewa Reserve visitor survey 2015 (PDF 2.5MB)

The report presents the results of a survey of Orewa Reserve visitors. The survey included questions about how visitors travelled to the reserve, why people came to the reserve, what visitors like most about Orewa Reserve and how it can be improved.

TR2015/026

TR2015/026 West Auckland youth alcohol and other drug experiences survey (PDF 903KB)

A report on the findings from the Community Action Youth and Drugs Group's west Auckland youth alcohol and other drug experiences survey, May to June 2015. The survey makes a major contribution to west Auckland youth community needs assessment.

TR2015/027

TR2015/027 City benchmarking: An overview of Auckland’s rankings in the global context (PDF 338KB)

The report investigates the range of international studies in their rankings of cities, and:

  • indicates Auckland’s relative ranking across these studies
  • describes and evaluates the most commonly used international benchmarking surveys that include Auckland
  • highlights the advantages and disadvantages of different studies.

TR2015/028

TR2015/028 State of the Environment Monitoring: River Water Quality Annual Report 2014 (PDF 5.9MB)

A report on results from the 2014 Auckland river water quality monitoring programme.

TR2015/029

TR2015/029 Groundwater residence times and chemistry of the Pukekohe and Bombay basalt aquifers (PDF 3.9MB)

A report on the age and chemistry of groundwater in the shallow volcanic aquifers near Bombay and Pukekohe.

TR2015/030

TR2015/030 has been updated and replaced by TR2016/007 which includes data for The Southern Initiative (TSI) area.

TR2015/031

TR2015/031 Auckland’s greenhouse gas inventory for 2013 (PDF 1.4MB)

A report on Auckland's greenhouse gas inventory for 2013, the most recent year for emissions data from the Ministry for the Environment's New Zealand's greenhouse gas inventory.

TR2015/032

TR2015/032 Marine water quality annual report: 2014 (PDF 1.2MB)

A report on the results of the 2014 marine water quality monitoring programme.

WR2015/002

WR2015/002 Exploring Pacific economies: Wealth practices and debt management (PDF 409 KB)

A working report that discusses the current literature and research about wealth practices and debt management in the Pacific community.

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