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Labour supports 2011 Census decision

Raymond Huo
Statistics Spokesperson

25 February 2011

Labour supports 2011 Census decision

The decision by Government Statistician Geoff Bascand to postpone 2011 census was the correct one, Labour Statistics Spokesperson Raymond Huo says.

“With the devastation caused from the Earthquake on February 22, the census is the last thing on people’s minds as New Zealanders recover from the disaster,” said Raymond Huo.

“I support the decision from Statistics New Zealand to not hold the census on March 8 as we as a nation turns our efforts to help the people of Christchurch through their darkest hour.

“I also send my best wishes to census staff based in Christchurch at this very traumatic time.

“Statistics New Zealand is now investigating the feasibility of other options for the census,” Raymond Huo said.

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