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Waikato progress indicators – Tupuranga Waikato: Summary update May 2019

TR 2019/07

Report: TR 2019/07

Author: Paul Killerby (APR Consultants) and Beat Huser (WRC)

About this report

This document summarises latest results from the Waikato Progress Indicators (WPI) – Tupuranga Waikato monitoring programme, updated in July 2018. The WPI is an online dashboard of 32 environmental, social and economic indicators, see It provides a valuable tool for monitoring regional progress, including progress towards Waikato Regional Council’s Strategic Direction 2016-2019 goals for a healthy environment, strong economy and vibrant communities.[2]

This update compares the latest available results for each of the WPI indicators with 2006-07 baseline results, enabling regional progress to be assessed over a decade period. Around half of the WPI indicators also have historical data going back to 2001 or earlier, giving a longer-term view. The aim is to inform the Waikato public, planners and decision-makers of genuine progress against key indicators of wellbeing.


[2] Council’s Strategic Direction 2016-2019 was adopted in December 2016:

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1 Purpose
2 Latest results
2.1 Indicator Report Cards
2.2 Waikato Region Scorecard
2.3 Circle of Wellbeing
2.4 Comparison of Waikato with other regions and New Zealand
3 Economic trends
4 Social and cultural trends
5 Environmental trends
6 Overall progress (experimental indexes)
7 Next steps