This podcast comes to you from my new desk. Exciting, I know (well it should be, because now I’ll stop talking about it!). Today I begin by talking about a few stories from the New Zealand news before moving on to my main topic: Statistics New Zealand has examined “some common beliefs about population in New Zealand to see whether they hold any truth.” I think their mythbusting is interesting, so I share some of that today.

Links for this episode
Legal fight over asset sales likelyNZ Herald
Huge writedown in KiwiRail valueNZ Herald
Labour pushes for extension of provocation repeal –
An abhorrent law is gone – my blog post on the repeal of the partial defence law
Passport process to become more flexible –
No baby boom and fewer sheep: Myths bustedNZ Herald
Population mythbusters – Statistics New Zealand

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