Earthquake postpones census
The scheduled five-yearly census has been cancelled due to the Christchurch earthquake.
Statistics Minister Maurice Williamson said the decision followed advice from Government Statistician Geoff Bascand that the five-yearly census, due to have been held yester- day, March 8, could not go ahead
‘‘This is not the time to go door to door asking New Zealanders for information when they’re dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake,’’ Mr Williamson said.
The rescheduled date for census is yet to be announced.