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18 September 2015

A new website for New Zealand’s SuperSeniors has been launched today by Senior Citizens Minister Maggie Barry.

27 August 2015
26 August 2015

The NZ Carers’ Strategy Action Plan for 2014 - 2018 was launched in February 2014. Find out about the progress we’ve made so far.

12 August 2015
29 July 2015

Improving the focus on supporting vulnerable New Zealanders’ individual needs has led to more people getting access to social housing, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

17 July 2015

The latest quarterly benefit fact sheets are now available. These provide a range of information about the number of working-age people receiving main benefits in New Zealand.

16 July 2015

This information is provided in response to the State Services Commissioner's introduction of a disclosure regime for chief executive expenses, gifts and hospitality.

8 July 2015

Latest updates on the Better Public Services (BPS) results are now available.

2 July 2015

It’s not OK have released a new package of resources to help hairdressers and beauticians respond to clients affected by violence at home.

29 June 2015

This initiative aims to reduce pressure on the social housing register and on social and emergency housing in areas of high housing demand.

21 June 2015

Information about financial and other assistance you may qualify for if affected by the June 2015 flooding (Work and Income website).