Business people taking notes.

News and Media

All news from across the Ministry of Social Development.

For media enquiries go to the Media contacts page.

For recent responses under the Official Information Act, see our OIA pages.

Browse: Current | 2017 | 2016 | 2015
7 June 2017

The Ministry of Social Development can confirm we will not be setting up satellite services again – these services have not been offered for over two years.

25 May 2017

A $2.0 billion Family Incomes Package has been announced as part of Budget 2017.

19 May 2017

Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle today announced that Murray Edridge will be stepping aside from his current duties as acting Deputy Chief Executive in the organisation.

17 May 2017

This is the sixth valuation of the future cost of New Zealand’s working-age benefit system.

16 May 2017

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) today released the independent review into events surrounding the potential breach of privacy relating to the collection of individual client data.

3 May 2017

Selected Extensions to the Family Start Quasi-Experimental Impact Study are Now Available Online.

3 May 2017

We’re here to help New Zealanders.

3 May 2017

A refresh of the Better Public Services targets will further improve the lives of New Zealanders, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.

20 April 2017

The Social Housing Quarterly Report provides key facts and data on social housing.

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.