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Reimagining Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland – 12 months on
One year ago, Koi Tū released 'Reimagining Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland: harnessing the region’s potential' – a provocation commissioned by Tātaki Auckland Unlimited – which explored the changes needed for Auckland's long-term future.

A woman cycling along red bike lane with signs of bicycles on street
Media reporting on transport conversation misses the big picture
Koi Tū undertakes many different types of deliberative and participatory engagements with the public on complex issues using new digital tools and public deliberation approaches such as minipublics and citizens’ assemblies.

Picture of a very crowded street, early morning in a city.
Why the census is important to our work
The more accurate the census responses, the better for the wellbeing of broader society.

Road worker stopping the traffic during flooding and mudflow event in Cable Bay, Northland.
Earthquakes, the pandemic and floods – cycles of emotions
In 2011, after the Christchurch earthquake, the Government asked Sir Peter Gluckman to consider the psychological consequences of the earthquake. In the wake of storms, landslides flooding, he reflects on psychological recovery after natural disasters.

Crowd of motion blurred business people rushing in sunset light.
The rush to pass new laws is eroding the public’s trust
It’s déjà vu all over again. As the end of the year beckons, a backlog of government legislation is rushed through Parliament


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