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Regional Data Group

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Bay of Connections’ Data Project was created in response to our region’s request for quality data and insights – a demand that is a good fit with our focus on supporting and enabling the region’s growth.

Co-ordinated by analyst Jacqui Rolleston-Steed, the purpose of the data kaupapa is to source and analyse data to support interventions within regional economic development priority areas.

In collaboration with local councils and economic development agencies, we aim to provide economic data and information, and promote clarity to stakeholders, investors and funders about the latest economic picture for the region and all its parts.

As part of this, Jacqui has facilitated the development of a regional data group, which meets monthly to share expertise, insights and hear from guest speakers.


The latest hui featured sessions on the Taituarā (formerly SOLGM) Wellbeing dashboard, data adaption in the social sector and the Tableau Blueprint; a step-by-step guide for organisations to becoming more data-driven.

All of these topics provided unique insights for how this information can be used in our region.

The Wellbeing dashboard is particularly relevant for the wider Bay of Plenty – and the rest of the country – with a focus on achieving progress in each of the four “wellbeings” (social, economic, environmental and cultural) increasingly becoming an important benchmark.

For more information about the data kaupapa, please contact Jacqui on
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Thursday, July 15, 2021

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