New Zealand Cancels 2011 Census

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

For the first time since World War II, New Zealand cancelled its planned March 8, 2011 census due to the recent Canterbury earthquake. Statistics Minister Maurice Williamson and Government Statistician Geoff Bascand said it would be an unfair burden to ask of New Zealanders at this time as well there has been extensive damage to Statistics New Zealand buildings.

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Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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