Reappointment of the Government Statistician

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Reappointment of the Government Statistician Geoff Bascand has been reappointed as Government Statistician for a further three years, until May 2015. Geoff has been in the position since May 2007 and was previously the Deputy Government Statistician …Statistics New Zealand media advisory April 2012

Reappointment of the Government Statistician
Geoff Bascand has been reappointed as Government Statistician for a further three years, until May 2015. Geoff has been in the position since May 2007 and was previously the Deputy Government Statistician responsible for Macro-economic, Environment, Regional, and Geography Statistics.

He has previously worked in the Treasury and the Department of Labour in New Zealand, as an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, and been a research fellow at the Centre of Policy Studies at Monash University in Australia.

Economic News

On 4 April Statistics New Zealand is releasing a new publication called Economic News.

The articles it contains will add depth to existing data and provide analysis of different types of economic data in a non-technical way.

Topics in this issue will include the Rugby World Cup, labour market performance during the recession, trade with Asia, and patterns in sales of hi-tech goods.
Media conferences April 2012
All media conferences are held at Statistics House, Harbour Quays, Wellington. The conference room opens at 10:00am. The embargo lifts and journalists can leave at 10:45am. No entry to the room after 10:30am please. For conferences marked with an S, a spokesperson will be present to answer questions. For the others, the conference is an opportunity to read the release under embargo.
Thu 12 Apr 12
Electronic Card Transactions: March 2012
Thu 19 Apr 12

Comsumers Price Index: March 2012 quarter – S
Tue 24 Apr 12

International Travel and Migration: March 2012
Mon 30 Apr 12

Overseas Merchandise Trade: March 2012
Building Consents Issued: March 2012
Other April 2012 releases and information of note
Mon 2 Apr 12
Recorded Crime Statistics: 2011 calendar year – table
Screen Industry Survey: 2010/11
Wed 4 Apr 12

Economic News
Tue 10 Apr 12

Dwelling and Household Estimates: March 2012 quarter – tables
Thu 12 Apr 12

Accommodation Survey: February 2012
Fri 13 Apr 12

Business Operations Survey: 2011
Mon 16 Apr 12

Food Price Index: March 2012
Tue 24 Apr 12

National Employment Indicator: February 2012
Thu 26 Apr 12

Household Labour Force Survey Estimated Working-age Population: March 2012 quarter – table
Fri 27 Apr 12

Gross Domestic Product: December 2011 (new industry classification)
International Visitor Arrivals: March 2012 – report
Use of Statistics New Zealand graphics
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For the rest of 2012 please see the full Statistics NZ release calendar. Recent statistics at a glance can be accessed here.

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