Statistics New Zealand (Te Tari Tatau) is a New Zealand government department, and the source of the country's official statistics. Until December1994 it was known as the Department of Statistics. The department administers the Statistics Act 1975, which requires it to conduct the five-yearly census.
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Statistics New Zealand Website (http://www.stats.govt.nz/)
StatisticsNewZealand (In Māori, Tatauranga Aotearoa) is the state sector organisation of NewZealand which is responsible for the country's official statistics, under the authority of the 1975 Statistics Act.
NewZealand's Minister of Statistics is the Hon.
StatisticsNewZealand is entrusted with leading the development and promotion of all government statistics that make up NewZealand's Official Statistics System, a role that will see it co-ordinating NewZealand's first integrated programme of Official Social Statistics.
StatisticsNewZealand has released a report, Monitoring Progress Towards a Sustainable NewZealand, that provides a selection of information related to sustainable development in NewZealand and will be reviewed regularly.
NewZealand led the world in 1991 when it enacted legislation with the single purpose being the sustainable management of the natural and physical resources of the country (replaced over 50 major resource and urban planning laws).
Under the Act the NewZealand Ministry for the Environment is responsible for monitoring and reporting on both the process (Annual Survey of Local Government) and the environmental results.
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