UPDATE: Govt pledges $16M for census improvements and catch-up

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 29 Apr 2019

(Recasts and updates with budget details) By Pattrick Smellie April 29 (BusinessDesk) - The government is committing an extra $10.36 million to fund Statistics New Zealand's preparations for the 2023 national census after lower than anticipated participation and completion marred the results of the 2018 census. Statistics Minister James Shaw announced the Budget 2019 funding decisions at Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's weekly post-Cabinet press conference. While saying he had confidence in the Government Statistician, Liz MacPherson...

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