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A mounting case for being sceptical of official economic data

1 March 2017 Rodney Dickens thinks underfunding of Statistics NZ is bringing a higher level of uncertainty to their releases, more revisions, and more difficulty in using them for policy making. More>

Kiwis 'drowning in housing debt', Labour says after Statistics NZ figures

30 September 2016

Older Kiwis owe more for second properties than for their own homes, revealing a generational gap on housing debts. Labour says the new figures, which reveal real estate loans make up 87 per cent of Kiwis' debts, show many are "mortgaging themselves to the hilt". More>