Portrait of a little boy dressed up as halloween vampire. The boy is aged 6 and is making scary face at the camera.

Chart of the week: pumpkins, lollies, and tooth decay

Here to top off your Halloween hangover, some grim figures on pumpkins, lollies, and child tooth decay.

hectares_of_k0lower_harvested_in_new_zealand current_population_of_new_zealand_native_species_compared_to_prehuman employees_in_k1_in_new_zealand new_zealand_children_who_had_teeth_removed_due_to_decay_an_abscess_infection_or_gum_disease_in_past_12_months

The Spinoff Longform Fund is dedicated to facilitating investigative journalism. Our focus is on supporting in-depth reporting on important New Zealand stories. Your donation will help us sustain this most resource-intensive form of journalism, ensuring that the most complex and important stories still get told.

Related:


The Spinoff is made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.
Please help us by supporting them.