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News and Media

All news from across the Ministry of Social Development.

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11 April 2017

MSD and the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, have commissioned a review to find out more about issues with collecting individual client level data.

29 March 2017

Please attribute the following to Child, Youth and Family Deputy Chief Executive Murray Edridge.

16 March 2017

New forms for creating Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) are now available on the MSD website, along with a new certificate for the authorised witness to an EPA, and standard explanations of what creating an EPA means.

8 March 2017

Statement from Murray Edridge, Deputy Chief Executive Community Investment relating to Pacific Media Network and the Pasefika Proud campaign

8 March 2017

The voices of young people are being reflected right from the start, with the release of the visual identity of Oranga Tamariki.

27 January 2017

Please attribute the following to Child, Youth and Family Deputy Chief Executive Murray Edridge.

26 January 2017

The following can be attributed to John McCarthy, The Tindall Foundation Manager and Chair of the Connection and Advocacy Service Establishment Steering Group (except where otherwise indicated).

20 January 2017

Read Social Housing Minister Amy Adams press release on the Beehive website.

20 January 2017

Social Housing Minister Amy Adams has today welcomed data showing new help introduced by the Government is creating tangible support for struggling New Zealanders.

19 January 2017

These provide a range of information about the number of working-age people receiving main benefits in New Zealand.