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What next for Statistics House?

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand
“I welcome the release of the investigation into the performance of Statistics House in the 14 November earthquake. It is my sincere hope that the insights arising from the investigation will prevent future failures of this kind,” says the Government Statistician Liz MacPherson, commenting on the results of the investigation released today.

“It is critically important that we quickly learn and embed the lessons from this experience. In addition this event has reinforced for me the importance of independent technical advice and peer review.

“I remain forever grateful that the quake struck after midnight when no one was in Statistics House. It is my hope that Centreport and their insurers can now accelerate decisions regarding the future of Statistics House. Staff who worked in the building are keen to know what’s going to happen.”

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