Census objector on the run

LYN HUMPHREYS
Last updated 05:00 21/03/2014

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A warrant is out for a New Plymouth woman who allegedly failed to fill in her census forms and instead wrote obscenities over them.

Ellen Vuckman, in her 30s, failed to appear in court yesterday.

Judge Paul Whitehead issued a warrant for her arrest.

Statistics New Zealand prosecutor Brydie Sweetman, of New Plymouth, said Vuckman was charged with two counts of failing to complete the two Census forms and another two of mutilating them when she allegedly wrote obscenities across them.

The maximum penalty for failing to fill out the forms is a $500 fine.

Census 2013 was on Tuesday, March 5, last year, and information collated is gradually being made public.

Under the Statistics Act 1975, everyone in New Zealand on census day must fill in a census form. If a person did not do so or provides false or incomplete information, they face a $500 fine, with $20 a day after that until the person completes the forms.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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