APR Consultants has accumulated a considerable library over the years and we are pleased to be able to make available some documents from this digital library as a resource.

This resource includes a sample of past work which is in the public domain. Some publications are in pdf format. Click here to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Sustainable Development
Title: Case Study: Rotorua's Corporate Sustainability Project (2008)
Client: Rotorua District Council
Synopsis: Recent policy developments within Rotorua District Council (RDC) show how research consultancy can be used to effectively support in-house expertise.

Title: South Waikato District Community Outcomes Survey (2005)
Client: South Waikato District Council
Synopsis: Household postal self-return survey to help identify the aspirations and priorities of South Waikato communities.

Title: Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter (2001)
Synopsis: Ongoing project to promote environmental sustainability by Rotorua tourism attractions, accommodation and service providers.

Title: Northland Forward Together - Kokiri Ngatahi Taitokerau: Northland Sustainable Economic Development Strategy (2001)
Client: Northland Regional Economic Development Strategy Steering Group
Synopsis: Formulation of a strategy involving three district councils of the Northland Region, Northland Regional Council, Central Government agencies and Iwi/Maori representatives including an extensive business and community survey programme, the construction of 16 industry sector "think tanks" and workshops with key stakeholders. Winner of the 2004 New Zealand Planning Institute Project Award.

Strategic Planning
Title: Community Arts Centre for Hamilton City and the Waikato Region - Feasibility Study (2008)
Client: Community Arts Centre Steering Group (Arts Waikato, Hamilton Community Arts Council, Waikato Society of Arts, Waikato Printmakers, Youth Development Trust)
Synopsis: Feasibility study for a proposed regional community arts centre to be based in Hamilton.

Title: Rotorua District ICT Strategy (2005)
Client: Rotorua ICT Strategy Steering Group (Rotorua Community ICT Trust, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua Social Services Council, Rotorua District Council)
Synopsis: A three year plan to strengthen and empower Rotorua communities through better use of Information and Communication Technology.

Title: Various publications by APR's Strategic Planning Manager, Paul Killerby
Date: 2001 to 2007
Synopsis: Focus areas include community development, deliberative democracy and evidence-informed policy at the local and regional government levels in New Zealand.

Title: South Waikato Employment Skills Survey (2004)
Client: South Waikato Employment Skills Steering Group (South Waikato District Council, Work and Income, Waiariki Institute of Technology)
Synopsis: Research-based action plans to resolve sector-specific skills shortages in the South Waikato District.

Title: Rotorua Employment Skills Strategy (2003)
Client: Rotorua Employment Skills Steering Group (Rotorua District Council, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Work and Income, Tertiary Education Commission)
Synopsis: Research-based action plans to resolve sector-specific skills shortages in the Rotorua District.

Social Research
Title: South Waikato District Youth Survey (2005)
Client: South Waikato District Council
Synopsis: Survey of students at Forest View High School, Tokoroa High School and Putaruru College to help identify the aspirations and priorities of South Waikato young people.

Recreation and Leisure
Title: Mountain Biking in Rotorua (2006)
Sponsor: APR Consultants
Synopsis: A study into the popularity of mountain biking in the Rotorua district undertaken prior to the UCI World Mountain Biking Championships held in Rotorua in August 2006.

Title: Whakarewarewa Forest Project (2007)
Client: Rotorua District Council
Synopsis: This report was commissioned to gauge both the impact that the forest has on Rotorua and to determine further the sustainability of the forest as a valuable local and national resource for growing and cementing Rotorua as the place to work, live, invest and play..