25 Duty of persons to obtain census schedule
  • (1) A person who for any reason has not received either a schedule relating to a census of population and dwellings, or a means to access an electronic schedule, must obtain either a schedule, or a means to access an electronic schedule, in accordance with the details published by the Statistician of how to obtain a schedule.

    (2) A person who obtains a schedule, or a means to access an electronic schedule under subsection (1), must—

    • (a) retain the completed schedule until it is collected by a census collector; or

    • (b) return the completed schedule in accordance with any instructions received from the Statistician when the schedule, or the means to access the electronic schedule, was obtained.

    (3) The fact that neither a schedule, nor a means to access an electronic schedule, was delivered to a person is not a defence to a prosecution under this Act for failure to fill in a schedule.

    Section 25: replaced, on 7 July 2010, by section 7 of the Statistics Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 86).