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Crankworx Event Survey and Economic Impact
The primary objectives of this research were to estimate the economic impact of the Crankworx events on Rotorua’s economy and to provide data to MBIE, so they could undertake an independent economic assessment of the event’s impact on the New Zealand economy by international attendees.
Nelson Campgrounds Management Options Analysis
Situation and options analysis commissioned to evaluate the most suitable model for management of Council-owned campgrounds (Tahuna Beach, Maitai Valley and Brook Valley). The project was undertaken to document the advantages and disadvantages; setup costs, operational costs and transition arrangements; operational and capital considerations; and other aspects such as compliance (eg, health and safety, risk mitigation) and alignment with wider Council policy settings (eg, temporary housing and freedom camping).
Northland Forward Together - Kokiri Ngatahi Taitokerau
Northland Regional Economic Development Strategy. The strategy development process was led by the Northland Regional Development Strategy Steering Group. This group included the general managers of the three local authorities in Northland, the general manager of the Northland Regional Council, business people nominated by each of the district councils in Northland, Maori representatives, and central government representatives. The economic development strategy was a “bottom-up” initiative spearheaded by the Northland Regional Community Trust, whose mission is “to promote and encourage sustainable economic development for the benefit of the people of Northland”. The consultation processing included questionnaires distributed through locals newspapers, interviews with key community leaders including local authority mayors, consultation with community leaders, a school essay competition, e-mail submissions, meetings with Maori leaders and meetings with Northland businesses on a sector and geographical basis. APR received a reward for this work.
Hawke's Bay Centre for Excellence in Human Performance
Feasibility study report for a proposed major community fitness centre in Hawke's Bay Region to cover high performance and community recreation and sports. Note there have been a series of investigations from demand analysis, facilities composition, business planning and providing a background to recreation and sport providing transformative health outcomes for Hawkes Bay community. The total value of the development is divided into two stages with a total value of around $52 million.
Puahue Community Hall Improvement Feasibility Assessment
Puahue Community Hall was built and gifted to the community in the 1940s. It was shifted to its current site in 1986 so that it could operate as a convenient and useful community hub next to the Puahue School. There is regular (daily) use by not only the School, but by the Playcentre, local music teachers, community cluster groups, discussion groups, those holding fundraising events and community members for private functions and significant occasions. Puahue Hall is a local Civil Defence meeting point and a base for a number of cycle races in the area. The Project sought to improve the Puahue Community Hall in order for it to remain a functional, appealing and safe community venue. Key objectives of the Project were: 1. Increase the capacity of the Hall to accommodate up to 200 to 250 people at a single time safely. The Waipa District Council Building WOF for the old hall specifies a maximum capacity of 120 people. 2. Upgrade the bathrooms and the wastewater system to provide facilities for disabled and allow for easier access to bathrooms for external events such as cycle races. 3. Upgrade the kitchen to enable the Hall to provide a better venue for events and other activities that require food preparation/catering. 4. Improve the condition of the Hall so that ongoing maintenance/improvements should be minimal going forward. 5. Alter the entrance so that students/community members do not need to cross a carpark to enter the Hall, while not losing car parking space. 6. Enhance the layout of the Hall so that multiple community groups can use it simultaneously. 7. Create a large covered outdoor area for all-weather use with an indoor-outdoor flow. 8. Redesign and seal the carpark to enable more effective, safer use of the space. 9. Install air-conditioning and insulation for the winter and summer seasons.
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