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26 September 2014

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Chief Executive Brendan Boyle today released the findings of the first phase of the independent review into the Ministry’s security environment.

25 September 2014

We are still searching for a temporary alternative site for the Ashburton Community Link. This is being done as quickly as possible. 

19 September 2014

Work and Income’s satellite sites remain closed until further notice while a review into security of the Ministry of Social Development’s public-facing service centres continues, says Work and Income Deputy Chief Executive Debbie Power.

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