Problems with low census response rates were flagged at Stats NZ daily operational meetings in March, David Williams reports.
In today's email, we covered census day concerns, Ardern's travels in the Pacific, and Steven Joyce's announcement that he is to retire from politics.
In this morning's email we opened the police file of the latest investigation into former MP Todd Barclay, and we looked at the Government's plan to end the "moral panic" over meth residues.
In today's email we reported on the challenges facing next year's planned "digital first" census, dug into the document dump about the questions asked during coalition negotiations and detailed some grim reading on climate change.
The Government announced it would ask 6,500 teachers to hand back NZ$10.4 million of Novopay over-payments, the Environment Court approved Bathurst Resources's Escarpment Mine, Statistics NZ said it would prosecute 100 people who didn't fill in their census forms, KiwiSaver funds surpassed NZ$16.5 billion and a new High Commissioner was appointed to Australia.