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More available at your local library

More available at your local library

Waitakere Libraries can now give residents internet and “hard copy” access to a complete range of statistical information under a new partnership signed with Statistics New Zealand.

Waitakere Libraries will receive a copy of all Statistics New Zealand publications as well as providing access to the official website via computers.

Any questions can be answered by the trained librarians on hand, who can access information advisers at Statistics New Zealand’s national office for further information.

Visit your local library now and discover more about New Zealand and our population.

Did you know in 2003/4…

51% of us read a daily newspaper in the morning, spending $2,892,400 each week!

38% of households also bought their favourite magazines, making the weekly spend a whopping $3,062,900.

Information now available from your local library includes key statistics, demographic trends, regional summaries, the 2004 Yearbook, statistics on other cultures in New Zealand and reports from the Government Statistician.

Acting General Manager John Palmer of Statistics New Zealand says that the partnership allows easier access to information and is part of the effort to reform the communication channels between the government organisation and the public.

He says the 2006 Census is the opportunity for everyone to help build the picture of New Zealand and its people. It also presents a new challenge, being bigger than ever and with the possibility of online forms as an option for those more internet-savvy.

The 2006 Census will also examine the New Zealand population more than ever, providing a view into how people live by focusing on new communities such as apartment dwellers, as well as collecting the usual information about families, households and income.

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