At our May 2016 Inner City Network meeting we had a speaker Brian Osbourne from the research Unit (RIMU) at Auckland Council. Among other things he gave some ideas for links to get find out more about the communities we work in. The details are below.
http://www.censusauckland.co.nz/ This website helps you to easily find census information specifically for Auckland. It provides interactive mapping, graphing and data export functions. You can build your own graphs and tables by selecting a data category or the relevant area on the map. Information, where available, is given for the 2001, 2006 and 2013 Censuses and more information will be added over time as data is released from Statistics New Zealand.
https://data.govt.nz/ Search and request New Zealand Government Data
http://www.contractmapping.govt.nz/ Contract Mapping gives you easy access to information about social services that the government funds in your community.