13 Aug 2019

Stats NZ CEO resigns over botched census

From Nine To Noon, 11:25 am on 13 August 2019

The head of Stats NZ has resigned following the release of a report into the botched 2018 online census. The census - which was conducted online for the first time - has been heavily criticised as a disaster by some demographers.

It a low response rate, and the government agency has having to fill in the gaps with information from government records. Our political reporter Jo Moir has been at a new conference in Wellington.