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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New Zealand Grapples With Its Past

New Zealand Grapples With Its Past

“New Zealand is a land where people openly boast of having the best race relations in the world with their Indigenous inhabitants, the Māori. Over the past century, this myth has…