Minister of Statistics
Hon Dr Deborah Russell
Associate Minister of Statistics
Current Associate Minister:
Hon Meka Whaitiri
Thursday, 12 October 2017
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Responsibilities include leading and promoting the effective use of data in understanding New Zealand, the provision of official statistics (including the Census of Population and Dwellings), and encouraging open government data. This portfolio is also responsible for the Government Chief Data Steward functions.
Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ)
Statistics Act 1975
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