News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Collection of Census Forms Almost Complete

Census 2001 - Call if form hasn't been collected: March 2001

Most of the 5.2 million forms distributed for the 2001 Census of Population and Dwellings have now been collected, says Government Statistician Brian Pink.

"I would like to publicly thank everyone who participated and all of our enumerators who have gone to great lengths over the past six weeks, travelling on foot, by boat and even on horseback, from Cape Reinga to the Bluff, to ensure everyone is counted," Brian Pink says.

When census enumerators haven't been able to find people at home, they have left postage-paid envelopes, so people can post in their forms.

Anyone who has not yet had their census forms collected and who has not been left a postage-paid envelope should ring the free 2001 Census helpline on 0800 80 2001. Helpline staff will arrange for a supervisor to collect the forms, or provide the caller with a freepost address for sending in their forms, or mail out a postage-paid envelope.

It is also not too late to fill in a census form. People just need to make sure they fill it in based on where they were on Census Night, and then ring the helpline to have it collected.

The census relies on everyone in New Zealand participating and completing their forms accurately and fully, so that the statistics produced provide an accurate snapshot of who we are as a nation in 2001.

"Everyone counts and our objective has been to count everyone," Mr Pink says.

Brian Pink GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN

END


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>


Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland