Statistics Minister Maurice Williamson says he’ll be challenging all his ministerial colleagues to have a copy of a new Statistics New Zealand publication on their desks.
Williamson was talking about a new section for statistics about Maori that has been launched on the Statistics New Zealand’s website, with versions in English and Maori. Print copies can be ordered
He said that in many cases, people’s opinions are not borne out by facts and he hopes this resource will help clear up misconceptions.
Everything from agriculture to cultural identity can be found in one section called Te Ao Marama 2012.
The government statistician, Geoff Bascand, says the new section provides a snapshot of Maori in New Zealand and gives an insight into their well-being and development,.
Most of the information already existed on the site, but it was often difficult to access or understand.
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