Statistics New Zealand: ‘Departure cards are not obsolete in New Zealand’

    Statistics New Zealand senior media advisor James Weir stated: “Departure cards are not obsolete in New Zealand“, responding to Australia‘s plans to remove departure cards by 01-Jul-2017 (Stuff, 21-Jun-2017). Mr Weir explained Immigration New Zealand collects data on migration and international traffic, which will be used by the government in decision making.