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8 May 2014

The recent visit to New Zealand by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has ignited the debate about whether New Zealand should become a republic or remain governed by the Monarch. During the tour, many opinions were put forth including one by Prime Minister John...


1 Apr 2014

New Zealand has an international reputation for being an early adopter of new technology. To confirm that this was the case, we conducted our first New Zealand Mobile Electronic Device Use Survey in 2013. We updated this survey early this year, to keep abreast of...


11 Mar 2014

Summary: Every five years, Statistics New Zealand conducts the Census of Population and Dwellings. The most recent Census was scheduled to be held in 2011, but was not held until Tuesday 5 March 2013 due to the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. This is a full...


7 Jun 2013

Child obesity represents a significant health issue in New Zealand today, particularly amongst Māori and Pacific families. The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) is conducting a performance audit on child obesity, to see how effective the public service is in its efforts to prevent and...


1 Jan 2012

This report presents the results of a survey about people living in New Zealand and their national identity. A nationally representative sample of n=1,252 New Zealanders, 18 years of age or more, was interviewed, by telephone, between 9 and 27 August 2011. The sample was...

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