Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Yearbook 2012: Time for change after 120 years

Yearbook 2012: Time for change after 120 years – Media release

4 July 2013

Times are changing in New Zealand and Statistics New Zealand is moving with them. After 120 years of printing official yearbooks, we’re now publishing them exclusively online, making them more accessible to all New Zealanders.

Information from Statistics NZ shows that 2.8 million people in New Zealand, aged 15 years and over, use the Internet, with 93 percent of them accessing it at home and 61 percent using a laptop.

While online, 73 percent of these people are doing their banking, and other popular online activities include shopping, social networking, and visiting government websites.

These facts and much more can be found in the New Zealand Official Yearbook 2012, released today by Statistics NZ.

The yearbook’s bite-sized stories offer a statistical snapshot of life in New Zealand in 2012. Topics covered include jobs, the screen industry, the Olympic Games, crime, Canterbury’s earthquake recovery, population, and the climate.

“The information collected and held by Statistics New Zealand and our partners in the Official Statistics System helps to tell the statistical story of the country, and the New Zealand Official Yearbook is a graphic illustration of this,” Deputy Government Statistician Carol Slappendel said.

“For previous editions we have had to charge a fee to cover the costs of production. But now the yearbook is available to all New Zealanders, and anyone else who wants to learn about our country, at no charge.”

“The yearbook has been telling the statistical stories of New Zealand since 1893. Just like the rest of the country, the book has developed over time to meet the changing needs of New Zealanders,” Ms Slappendel said.

View the New Zealand Official Yearbook 2012 

View historical digitised yearbooks dating back to 1893 


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


More On Corrections

Gordon Campbell: On Putin’s Diplomatic Coup Over Syria

There’s a simple historical precedent for what is occurring in Syria. During WWII, the Allies joined forces with a known butcher and tyrant – Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union – in order to defeat a greater evil, Nazi Germany… More>>


Key 'Didn't Know': Brownlee Seeks Pandas In China

While Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is in China pushing a taxpayer funded deal to bring two pandas to New Zealand, the country’s military look set to be hit with a pay freeze, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More>>


Scoop Business: GCSB Willing To Extend Cyber-Attack Programme To Local ISPs

The Government Communications Security Bureau’s ‘Cortex’ cyber-security programme has been successful in helping identify and mitigate a series of cyber attacks since its introduction and an extension to cover local internet service providers is still on the cards... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Chris Brown Furore

Thank goodness Dame Tariana Turia has been able to inject a bit of common sense into the Chris Brown visa issue – her argument being that forgiveness has a place in this decision, and there is an opportunity here that should be taken... More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news