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So 700 000 NZers didn’t even bother doing the flawed and failed Census…
Around 700,000 people did not complete the 2018 Census, according to Statistics New Zealand.
Chief executive Liz MacPherson has finally given the country’s politicians more information – and National MP Nick Smith claims the total number of partial respondents and non-respondents totals 700,000.
More than a year since the Census was completed, MacPherson wrote a letter to MPs with more information – but still not the full Census figures.
…after lying and hiding for a year, Stats finally and shamefully admit they fucked it up horrifically, And what is the Minister’s response? Why threats that critics should back off…
Statistics Minister James Shaw has warned National to “back off” their attacks over the 2018 Census.
For the first time last year, the Census moved from paper copies and door-to-door collection to online.
…back off???? How about Fuck off! This cock up was National’s fault, they went down this rabbit hole because they were conned by the Wellington Mafia (aka the Public Service) that the cool kids were online and so should they be. There was some extra funding allocated, but it was so it would cost less moving forward but what they refused to understand was that NZers wouldn’t trust or willingly engage with an online survey.
Just as TDB predicted, the online Census was a total failure…
The 2018 Census had the lowest response in more than 50 years – now a team is looking for answers.
Statistics NZ had urged Kiwis to complete their census online in 2018, however one in ten people didn’t respond, a drop of five per cent from the last census that concerned Statistics Minister James Shaw.
… without a person coming to your door and actually identifying you and prompting you to fill the form in, a lot of NZers didn’t bother.
Only a fool would fill out a census online in the post-Snowden world where everything can be hacked. The less the Government knows about you, the better.
The greatest joke is how the Wellington Mafia spent so long trying to claim it was a success…
When Stuff asked Stats NZ in July what went wrong, it did not answer the question but instead said: “We’re pleased with the online response and performance of the online system for 2018 census. Eighty two per cent of responses received were online which surpasses our target of 70 per cent.”
…when these Wellington bureaucrats force online voting, it will be a similar failure.
Poor people without access to the internet, crap planning and shoddy follow through mixed with a contempt for giving the Government information that can be hacked all contributed to this fiasco.
Wellington bureaucrats will get away with the incompetence and no lessons will be learned.
So how do Stats NZ intend to recover from this self inflicted fuck up? Why the good old Compulsory Survey…
Take this survey, or else – Stats NZ threatens busy woman with prosecution
A Statistics New Zealand employee appears to have threatened a Hamilton woman with prosecution for not filling out a survey.
The woman’s partner, who asked to remain anonymous, posted a photo of the threat on Facebook.
“This is a compulsory govt survey. I am the local area leader for Stats NZ and we will pursue prosecution if you fail to comply,” the note reads.
“We are somewhat dismayed at you refusing to talk to [us].”
The threat was scrawled on a note bearing an official Statistics NZ letterhead. The pre-printed message reads: “You have been selected to participate in a Statistics New Zealand survey. Sorry I missed you when I called today.”
..that’s right, Stats NZ will threaten randomly selected families to fill out their compulsory survey or else risk prosecution so they can fill in the enormous gaps left by their online abortion.
Just like the Housing NZ meth house abortion, just like the Kiwbuild fiasco, just like stealing Māori children into a state care system that abuses them, just like a dozen other neoliberal hollowing out of a Public Services, we’ve been left with a service that doesn’t serve the public, it serves the bureaucrats and then the bureaucrats get flustered that the public have nothing but contempt for them.
Why hasn’t anyone been sacked?