We would like to know:

  • What you think about Avondale
  • What you like about Avondale
  •  How you would make Avondale a better place if you had the chance
if you would like to join our team of interviewers email us at

If you would like to join our team of interviewers, visit the ACA Hub on Thursday Mornings 1o.30am till 12pm at 1881 Great North Road. Our Volunteer C0-ordinator can answer your questions in person  or email us at

We have started a major survey in Avondale.  We believe that Avondale is unique, it’s people are unique and it’s future belongs to the people. We want to talk to as many people as possible so that they can help create the future of Avondale that is inclusive of everyone.

The purpose of this research is to encourage community people to help us to identify the top priorities and strengths for people living in Avondale. This information will help community people, workers and groups to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of all our people.

What are the benefits?

Feed back from our First Wishing Tree

Feed back from our First Wishing Tree

The benefits include helping us to identify the top priorities and goals for people living in the Avondale community. The information will give more accurate knowledge to advocate for and promote appropriate activities, services and decisions that will benefit all the people living, working and playing in Avondale.

Avondale Community Action Random Household Survey covers the communities of Avondale. The random selection method will ensure that every householder in the community has an equal chance to be chosen.

We are extremely thankful to be guided in our survey process by  Dr Tess Liew  and assisted by social researcher, Iutita Esekielu, who both worked on the 2005 Glen Innes and the 2011/12 Tamaki community action research projects.
They have facilitated all of our research training workshops  and we would be lost without them.  Certificates of attendance will be issued to interviewers accordingly for their reference and CV!

This research project is led jointly by Avondale Community Action and Unitec Institute of Technology. We are thankful for the support of the Whau Local Board, The Trusts Community Fund, Internal Affairs and other local community organizations Haven Foundation & The Hope Foundation plus all our local volunteers and their family’s.

To find out more about our research: contact us