Statistics New Zealand (Tatauranga Aotearoa is its Māori name) is a government department and New Zealand's national statistical office. It administers the Statistics Act 1975, and is the country's major source of official statistics. Its chief executive has the title of Government Statistician.
Tauranga.co.nz is an independent, locally owned website that does not have any affiliations with any governmental agencies. Whilst some information on this website has been supplied by the Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council and/or Environment BOP Regional Council, there are no political associations with any local or central governmental body.