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The meshblock classification and coding process

Meshblock is a flat classification with the number of meshblocks increasing annually as meshblocks are split.

A meshblock is identified by a unique seven-digit number called a standard meshblock code. When meshblocks are split or amalgamated, each new meshblock is given a new code. The original meshblock codes no longer exist within that version and future versions of the meshblock classification. Each meshblock code is unique and is never reused. Meshblock codes do not change when a meshblock boundary is nudged.

In 2015, new meshblock numbering was introduced. This numbering system is approximately sequential. The first meshblock number in this new sequential numbering pattern is 4000000. A master concordance is held by Statistics NZ to link all versions of the meshblock classification.

See Splitting, nudging, and amalgamating meshblocks for further information about making meshblock changes.

See the Geographic boundary files webpage for more information about the meshblock numbering, in the metadata files for ANZLIC digital boundaries metadata files.

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