Posts Tagged ‘Auckland’

Auckland Zoo’s new baby flamingo in the pink

Staff at Auckland Zoo have been tickled pink by their latest addition: a flamingo chick.The chick arrived in the world this month, but zookeepers have yet to determine its sex – and it will be a few months before visitors get a…

Auckland Waterfalls: Karekare

The Auckland region has a surprising number of waterfalls to view.  A great number of these are located in the Waitakere ranges.  One of the falls I’d yet to see was Karekare.  One of the reasons is it’s a bit of a distance to the falls…

Why bike when you can run…

When I first started work in Auckland in the mid-1990s, my mode of transport to campus was by running.  It was just too hard to do twice a day though, over Auckland hills, on the knees.  So I switched to cycling and stuck to that for many years. This…

Auckland voter turn-out mapped

I had a bit of a play around with mapping the voter return data from the 2016 Auckland local body elections (raw data available here).  I looked at it two ways: What areas had the highest/lowest turnout? (i.e. where is participation high/low) What are…

Auckland Unitary Plan – mapping building restrictions

Auckland Council has published the geospatial data for the version of the Unitary Plan recommended by the Independent Hearings Panel. I thought I’d use this to take a quick look at the recommended plan’s provisions for protection of things like cha…

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