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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland


Water restrictions lifted - Water restrictions in Auckland have been removed from 23 October 2021. Learn more

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Our research and evaluation resources

RIMU - Research and Evaluation Unit

RIMU is the council's centre for environmental, social, economic and cultural research.

RIMU carries out these evidence-gathering functions:

  • research
  • monitoring
  • evaluation
  • reporting.

As Auckland grows and changes, this evidence-based information helps the council develop, implement and evaluate policy.

RIMU offers a range of research services to all council departments and council-controlled organisations (CCOs).

The wider community can also access the council's research results and publications through Knowledge Auckland.

Knowledge Auckland website

RIMU shares research about Auckland on the Knowledge Auckland website.

Here you will find research, information, analysis and data about Auckland's communities, economy and the environment.

The website also hosts publications and research resources from a variety of other research organisations including other councils, government departments and universities.

Technical reports on Knowledge Auckland

Technical reports and technical publications are published on Knowledge Auckland and are identified by a report number (for example: TR2018/001, TP108).

Entering a report number in the search box is the best way of identifying and finding a report.

Finding information on the environment

RIMU monitors and reports on the state of Auckland's environment and emerging environmental trends. This information feeds into New Zealand's national environmental monitoring programme. You can access this information for free using our Environmental Data Portal and environment report cards.

If you want some facts and figures about rainfall, water or air quality, please email RIMU's environmental science team.

Other specialist websites

Auckland counts – for Auckland's census data.

Auckland economic profile – for information about Auckland's economy.

More information

For more information about research projects and technical publications, email the RIMU team.