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

01 February 2018

See the latest Social Housing Register figures across New Zealand.

01 February 2018

The Housing Quarterly Report provides a fuller picture of the progress MSD is making to bring on additional housing supply, and how we’re supporting people for the period ending 31 December 2017.

18 January 2018

A high-level view of recent trends in benefit receipt.

14 December 2017

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

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