Earlier today I referred to Metiria Turei "making stuff up" but there is no transcript or recording of last night's debate available. On two occasions I remember saying out loud, That's not true.
The Standard has helpfully summarised the debate between Paula Bennett and Metiria Turei and included this comment:
Bennett did the line about less teenagers giving birth and taking some credit for it. Turei said that trend started before the Nats came into government.Here is the teenage (15-19) birth rate per 1,000 females over the past 20 years. The data comes from Statistics NZ Infoshare.The trend changed from 2008: