Lies, Dammed Lies and … Number Crunching

New Zealander Len Cook, a man with a reputation for plain speaking is intent on making sure the numbers stack up when he takes over as head of the Office of National Statistics. He has gained a reputation for understanding the importance of linking policy making to good data, but faces the challenge of allaying public doubt after successive governments have fudged statistical data.


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Stephen Hall Celebrates Manglish with New Book

Stephen Hall Celebrates Manglish with New Book

New Zealand-born linguist Dr Stephen Hall and his English language specialist wife Dr Lee Su Kim have teamed up to record a very unique number of colloquialisms in their latest book…