This dataset is the definitive set of meshblock boundaries for 2012 as defined by Statistics New Zealand.
Statistics New Zealand maintains an annual meshblock pattern for the collection and production of statistical data, allowing data to be compared over time. A meshblock is the smallest geographic unit used by Statistics New Zealand for which statistical data is collected and processed by statistics New Zealand. A meshblock is defined by a geographic area, varying in size from a part of a city block to large areas of rural area. Each meshblock abuts against another to form a network covering all of New Zealand, including coasts and inlets and extending out to the 200 mile economic zone. Meshblocks are added together to build up lager geographic areas such as area units and urban areas. They are also the principal unit to draw and define electoral districts, territorial authorities and regional councils.
ANZLIC Metadata 2012 Meshblocks Annual Pattern
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