"Don’t put the words 'statistically sound, robust, and accurate' into our mouths to describe your work," Rob Salmond told.
“As a country, we’ve got to be mature enough to have a discussion about offshore foreign investment in the Auckland housing market without people having a meltdown and crying racism.”
Labour's message: If you have a Chinese-sounding name, you’re probably foreign. What's more, Labour researcher Rob Salmond has an algorithm to work out just how foreign you might be.
Rob Hosking examines the big stories to watch out for this week on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.