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Coro­ner’s statis­tics for 2010-11 showed 558 sui­cides, the Auck­land re­gion record­ing the high­est with 151 deaths, Christchurch 89, Ro­torua 60, Palmer­ston North 53, Welling­ton 52, Hamil­ton 49, Dunedin 45, Hast­ings 37 and Whangarei 22 A Mates Trust NZ study showed that each sui­cide cost the com­mu­nity $450,000 to­talling more than $2.6 bil­lion an­nu­ally. Each at­tempted sui­cide cost the com­mu­nity about $6350 and a to­tal of about $32 mil­lion.

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