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Quality of statistical data
All statistical data are subject to error, either through incompleteness of response or by way of limitations imposed by the design of the survey. The data are supplied with no assurance being given to the quality or completeness of the dataset.
The quality of such statistical data should always be assessed before deciding on its fitness for the tasks to which it's to be used. We recommend that users exercise their own skill and care in deriving conclusions from any data or information supplied.
We recommend that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness, and relevance of the material supplied here for their purposes. Any use of the data or information supplied should state when the data or information was acquired. Authorised users will advise the Department of Conservation of any errors detected while using this data.
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