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CI Local Infographics

Community Insights (CI) has now been fully operational for three years. Over this time CI has been actively working to grow the confidence and skills of organisations across the WBOP community and social sector, to access and use data to improve practice and help deliver better outcomes to meet community needs.One of the ways we do this is by making available useful data resources of relevance to the sector. In 2022 we released our first sets of themed interactive data dashboards (Child and Yout...

December 18, 2023

Costs of Living - Local Food Prices

According to Food Price Index data (February 2022) Tauranga was found, on average, to have the most expensive grocery prices nationally. As food prices continue to rise, Community Insights has been keeping a watchful eye on grocery prices each month in the Western Bay of Plenty through a virtual trolley of standard family items.In June 2023, to launch the project, it physically purchased grocery items and donated the groceries to Tauranga Community Foodbank after the trolley was presented at a l...

July 31, 2023

Matariki 2022

Are you, like us, looking forward to Aotearoa’s new Matariki holiday (on Friday 24 June)?  The stars of Matariki will reappear in the morning skies of Tauranga Moana at the end of this week, signalling the start of an important time in the traditional Māori calendar.  This reappearance of the Pleiades star cluster, is known to Māori as Matariki (Ngā mata o te ariki o Tāwhirimātea, or "the eyes of the god Tāwhirimātea"). For Māori, who thrived through interdependence with...

May 27, 2022

Enhancing Data Skills for Social Good

The social sector has within it an enormous number of passionate committed people, who everyday put their skills, energy and the limited resources available to them to work, to enable positive changes for individuals, whānau, communities and the causes they care so much about.  And within this group of social sector workers is one particularly courageous bunch of people – those who have put their hand up at some point to take on the role of leadership in their organisation. It’s a toug...

October 20, 2020

Numbers do matter – Helping join the dots

Most days since 23 March, when we first went into lockdown following a growing number of cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, I’ve tuned in to the televised 1pm update like most New Zealanders wondering “What do the numbers look like today?  Are there more people with the virus? Are the new cases coming from community transmission or at the border? Have more people succumbed to this disease? What are the transmission numbers in my community?  Who is being affected now and what was the...

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