Following the census debacle, the resignation of the CEO of Statistics New Zealand last week was inevitable.

I called for this in this column and for two further steps which if not taken could penalise the present Government in the general election due next year.

With wonderful irony, although it's the Government that the census shambles could damage, it's the National Party in its now familiar headless chook mode that's advocating the steps that would assist the return of Jacinda Ardern's Government.

National is now saying that the census has been proven to be so unreliable that the scheduled redrawing

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