Find out why we measure our environmental indicators, how we present their results and how we develop them.
Our environmental indicators help tell us about the quality of, and any changes in, our region's environment.
Find out about some of the environmental information and datasets held by Waikato Regional Council and other agencies.
This technical report helps us to share understanding of the economic issues and opportunities facing the Waikato region, so we can work together to address them.
Find out about the increasing and changing demands on our region’s natural and physical resources and how we and other councils are working together to respond to growth and development pressures.
Read our strategic direction document in summary or full report form to find out how we are working to effectively address current issues. In February 2014, Waikato Regional Council adopted a new strategic direction to guide work over the current council’s term and we review our strategic direction at the start of each new council term.
The Waikato Mayoral Forum includes local mayors and the regional council chair. View key documents and find out more about how the forum is working to boost the regional economy and deliver multi-million dollar cost savings.
The MARCO team has compiled indicators that help tell us about the quality of, and any changes in, life for people in the Waikato region.
This survey (in PDF format) details people’s views on their quality life in the Waikato region in 2013 and includes a comparison with a similar survey in 2010.
New Zealand Progress Indicators (external link) – Tupuranga Aotearoa
Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) has developed New Zealand progress indicators which give a national picture of how well we are living, how resources are being distributed and used, and what we are leaving for future generations.
The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) reports on the state of New Zealand’s environment across five key areas: air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, land, and our marine environment.
A collaborative approach to national State of the Environment reporting.
The Greater Wellington Regional Council has developed the Wellington Region Genuine Progress Index (GPI) to monitor progress in the Wellington region. The GPI measures the quality of life and wellbeing of residents in the region, as well as the condition of their environment and the economy.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Better Life Index details quality of life information for countries around the world, including New Zealand. You can search for information by country, by rank and by topic.
The University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) has developed a Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW). The CIW focuses identifying economic, social and environmental conditions and tracking their progress in relation to quality of life and wellbeing for Canadians.
The Australian National Development Index is an incorporated member-owned initiative of leading community organisations, peak bodies, businesses, faith-based organisations, researchers, and independent, non-partisan grassroots citizens. Recognised and endorsed by the Australian Government, the group has developed a holistic measure of national progress and wellbeing that provides a snapshot of how Australians are doing as a people, as communities and as a nation.
This report identifies states and trends in the Waikato regional MARCO indicators at the regional level and details the key findings revealed through data analysis.
New Zealand statistics by topic - snapshots of New Zealand; businesses; economic indicators; education and training; environment; Government finance; health; income and work; industry sectors; people and communities; and population.
Census results for the New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings held on Tuesday, 5 March 2013.
The New Zealand General Social Survey (NZGSS) includes wellbeing statistics which measure individuals' perceptions of their life. The NZGSS is New Zealand's official survey of wellbeing.
The Ministry of Transport (MoT) provides transport-related indicators including measures around traffic volumes, freight volumes, road safety, the environmental impacts of transport, transport infrastructure and investment, the public health effects of transport, access to transport, travel patterns and transport-related prices.
The Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University carries out Monitoring New Zealand’s Environmental Health (MNZEH). This includes conducting research into the effect of environment factors on the health of the animal and human populations.