We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent.

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans
  • social housing assistance.

What's new

20 December 2017

Read the Government announcement about the end of housing transfers on the Beehive website.

14 December 2017

Details of the Families Package, providing support to improve incomes for low and middle income families with children.

07 December 2017

The briefings set out a concise summary across the social development, housing and urban development, disability issues, youth, seniors and employment portfolios.

05 December 2017

On the Work and Income website - when you'll be paid and when we're open over Christmas and the New Year.

09 November 2017

Visit the Housing Assessment website for  the latest Social Housing Register figures across New Zealand.

09 November 2017

The Housing Quarterly Report provides a fuller picture of the progress MSD is making to bring on additional supply, and how we’re supporting people for the period ending 30 September 2017.

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