Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

New Zealand Official Yearbook 2008 launched

Embargoed until 10:45am – 29 October 2008

New Zealand Official Yearbook 2008 launched

Statistics New Zealand is pleased to announce the publication of the 106th edition of the New Zealand Official Yearbook. Believed to be New Zealand's longest-running publication, the 2008 yearbook will be launched at the National Library of New Zealand on 29 October at 5.30pm, by Government Statistician Geoff Bascand.

In 2008, the yearbook has an environmental focus, with conserving the natural environment as its unifying theme. It documents conservation-related developments in New Zealand’s government, business and social sectors, including agriculture, tourism, science, transport, the arts and education.

The 2008 edition continues the time series data from previous yearbooks, with graphs and tables showing changes over time. The yearbook features material from almost 300 contributors and has over 230 photographs, depicting aspects of life in New Zealand.

Government Statistician Geoff Bascand paid tribute to the work of contributors to the yearbook, who represent a broad range of public and private sector groups. “On behalf of Statistics New Zealand, I thank the nearly 300 businesses, government departments, non-government organisations, academic institutions and individuals for their time, effort and goodwill in providing contributions to the yearbook,” he said.

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 New Zealand Official Yearbook 2008 has been produced by Statistics New Zealand and is published by David Bateman Ltd. In keeping with the environmental theme, the 2008 edition is printed on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper, manufactured with a 55 percent recycled fibre content. The inks used in printing the yearbook are vegetable based and the green cover features the iconic New Zealand fern.

The book, which is priced at $99.99, is available from all major booksellers nationwide.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
29 October 2008

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Epic Fails Of Kris Faafoi


Ever since Winston Peters first breathed life into this government in 2018, its own branding has been all about social justice and how we all need to be “kind” to each other. Somehow, Kris Faafoi must have missed the memo. His performance in the immigration portfolio (in particular) has neither been kind nor just, especially to the migrants whose skills New Zealand will need to get us through Covid, and grow the economy into the future... More>>

Covid-19 & Government: Government Green Lights Rapid Antigen Testing


Some of the country’s largest businesses have put in an order for 300,000 approved rapid antigen tests for their workforce, after working at pace with the Government on a new scheme unveiled by Associate Minister of Health and Research, Science and Innovation Ayesha Verrall... More>>


ALSO:




 
 


Government: Opportunity To Shape NZ’s First Emissions Reduction Plan
The Government is inviting New Zealanders to inform the country’s first Emissions Reduction Plan with the release of a consultation document containing a range of policy ideas to decrease the country’s emissions, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced today... More>>

ALSO:


Government: Books Show Resilient And Strong Economy
The end of year audited Crown accounts released today show the Government’s health led approach to the COVID-19 pandemic has protected New Zealand’s economy. “On almost every indicator the accounts show that the New Zealand economy has performed better than forecast... More>>


Healthcare: Health System Is Ready For Assisted-dying Law
The health system is ready for the implementation of the End of Life Choice Act when it takes effect next month, making assisted dying legal in New Zealand, Health Minister Andrew Little said today... More>>

ALSO:



Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>


Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>



Children's Commissioner: Call For Mandatory Vaccination Of Children’s Workforce
The Children’s Commissioner and Assistant Māori Commissioner are calling for a plan for the mandatory vaccination of teachers and the entire children’s workforce in New Zealand... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels