Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


2006 New Zealand Official Yearbook Launched

25 October 2006

2006 New Zealand Official Yearbook Launched

Statistics New Zealand is pleased to announce the publication of the 105th edition of the New Zealand Official Yearbook. Believed to be New Zealand's longest-running publication, the 2006 yearbook will be launched this evening by His Excellency The Honourable Anand Satyanand, Govenor-General of New Zealand, at Government House, Wellington. The Honourable Clayton Cosgrove, Minister of Statistics, will also be speaking at this event.

Steeped in history, the first yearbook was published in 1893. The New Zealand Official Yearbook traces its origins to the Official Handbook of New Zealand, which was produced by Sir Julius Vogel in 1875 as a promotional publication to encourage investment in New Zealand.

The 2006 yearbook documents government, business and social developments that have occurred in New Zealand since publication of the 2004 edition. It continues the tabular and graphic time series of previous yearbooks and features material from more than 140 contributors. The book also has approximately 170 photographs depicting aspects of life in New Zealand.

A feature of this edition is a focus on New Zealand's place in the world and how New Zealand measures up statistically against other OECD countries.

Government Statistician Brian Pink paid tribute to the work of contributors to the 2006 yearbook, who represent a broad range of public and private sector groups: "The book exists due to the time and efforts of these people, who willingly provide information for this important statistical publication".

The New Zealand Official Yearbook 2006 is produced by Statistics New Zealand and published by David Bateman Ltd. It is available from major booksellers for RRP $99.99.

Brian Pink

Government Statistician


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news