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Kiwis' mental health down during pandemic, says wellbeing survey

Greg Hurrell
Tue, 05 Jul 2022

Kiwis' mental health down during pandemic, says wellbeing survey
The survey was done when NZ's borders were sealed shut and the country was covid-free. (Image: Getty)
Greg Hurrell
Tue, 05 Jul 2022
New Zealanders' mental health has declined over a three-year period, according to Statistics NZ’s latest wellbeing survey released on Tuesday. The data shows that more than a quarter of the population had poor mental health in 2021.But the survey also showed a growing proficiency in speaking Māori, most strongly in the 25 to 34-year-old age bracket, and growing support for using and encouraging the Māori language.NZ’s seventh general social survey, or GSS, was delayed from 2020 to 2021 and is a snapshot of the country at a...

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